The increased use of polymer matrix composites in structural applications has led to the growing 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 explores a range of NDE techniques and the use of these techniques in a variety of application areas.
Part one provides 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.
Professor Vistasp M. Karbhari is the Provost and Executive Vice-President for Academic Affairs at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA, where he is also a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
He is widely regarded for his research expertise on infrastructure renewal and multi-threat mitigation (including blast), durability and damage-tolerance, processing of composites, sustainability, damage prognosis, and structural health monitoring.
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