Transient thermography in the assessment of defects of aircraft composites

N P Avdelidis, Darryl P Almond, B C Hawtin

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Abstract

Transient thermography was employed in the inspection of defects in various aircraft composite panels. Three different categories of defects were investigated in the laboratory; notches on aluminium alloy panels under carbon or boron composite patching, a simulation of delamination on a boron composite patch, and fibre breakout on carbon composites. In all situations, the defects were artificially created. After detecting the defects, quantitative analysis concerning the contrast of the detected defects was carried out. Finally, information about the size of the artificial delaminated panel in relation to transient time was also performed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)433-439
Number of pages7
JournalNDT and E International
Volume36
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2003

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quantitative analysis
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Keywords

  • Contrast
  • Defect size
  • Thermography
  • Transient time
  • Composites

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Transient thermography in the assessment of defects of aircraft composites. / Avdelidis, N P; Almond, Darryl P; Hawtin, B C.

In: NDT and E International, Vol. 36, No. 6, 09.2003, p. 433-439.

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Avdelidis, N P ; Almond, Darryl P ; Hawtin, B C. / Transient thermography in the assessment of defects of aircraft composites. In: NDT and E International. 2003 ; Vol. 36, No. 6. pp. 433-439.
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