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Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) Of Polymer Matrix Composites

Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) Of Polymer Matrix Composites

  • Explores a wide range of NDE and NDT techniques and considers future trends
  • Examines NDE techniques for adhesively bonded applications
  • Discusses NDE techniques in aerospace applications including detecting impact damage, ultrasonic techniques and structural health monitoring
  • Considers NDE techniques in civil and marine applications

As polymer matrix composites are being extensively used in structural applications, there is an increasing need for a very high level of quality control and testing of products to ensure and monitor performance over time. Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of polymer matrix composites studies a range of NDE techniques and using these techniques in a range of application areas.

Part one offers an overview of a range of NDE and NDT techniques including eddy current testing, shearography, ultrasonics, acoustic emission, and dielectrics. Part two highlights the use of NDE techniques for adhesively bonded applications. Part three focuses on NDE techniques for aerospace applications including the evaluation of aerospace composites for impact damage and flaw characterisation. Finally, the use of traditional and emerging NDE techniques in civil and marine applications is explored in part four.

With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of polymer matrix composites is a technical resource for researchers and engineers using polymer matrix composites, professionals requiring an understanding of non-destructive evaluation techniques, and academics interested in this field.

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