A compact thermosonic inspection system for the inspection of composites

U. Polimeno, D. P. Almond, B. Weekes, E. W. J. Chen

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Abstract

A portable thermosonic inspection system has been developed incorporating a miniature microbolometer array camera. The vibrations excited during a test are monitored using a high frequency microphone and assessed automatically to validate the test. An investigation of the correlation between thermosonic heating and vibration excitation energy in composites is presented. The system has been trialled on aerospace components containing impact damage.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-73
JournalComposites Part B - Engineering
Volume59
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2014

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Excitation energy
Microphones
Inspection
Cameras
Heating
Composite materials

Keywords

  • Non-destructive testing
  • Defects
  • Delamination
  • Impact behaviour

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A compact thermosonic inspection system for the inspection of composites. / Polimeno, U.; Almond, D. P.; Weekes, B.; Chen, E. W. J.

In: Composites Part B - Engineering, Vol. 59, 01.03.2014, p. 67-73.

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Polimeno, U. ; Almond, D. P. ; Weekes, B. ; Chen, E. W. J. / A compact thermosonic inspection system for the inspection of composites. In: Composites Part B - Engineering. 2014 ; Vol. 59. pp. 67-73.
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