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Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of aerospace composites: Methods for testing adhesively bonded composites

: Ehrhart, Bastien; Bockenheimer, C.; Valeske, Bernd

Karbhari, V.M.:
Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of polymer matrix composites : Techniques and applications
Cambridge: Woodhead Publishing, 2013 (Woodhead publishing series in composites science and engineering 43)
ISBN: 978-0-85709-344-8
ISBN: 0-85709-344-4
ISBN: 978-0-85709-355-4 (Online)
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Fraunhofer IZFP ()
non-destructive testing (NDT); adhesive bond; defect; bond performance assessment

This chapter aims to establish the state-of-the-art with regard to non-destructive testing(NDT) techniques of adhesively bonded composite materials, with a special focus on the aerospace industry, and composite substrates. Typical material defects, as well as quality management through NDT methods throughout the product lifecycle, is introduced. A complete overview of existing NDT techniques is given, followed by a description of limitations in terms of bond Performance assessment. Recent concepts and nascent developments ('Extended NDT') for the future are explored.