Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume 10B

  • Donald O. Thompson
  • Dale E. Chimenti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-iv
  2. J. T. Fanton, A. Kapitulnik, B. T. Khuri-Yakub, G. S. Kino
    Pages 1143-1149
  3. G. Chang, R. B. Givens, J. W. M. Spicer, J. C. Murphy
    Pages 1151-1157
  4. H. N. G. Wadley, K. P. Dharmasena, H. S. Goldberg
    Pages 1159-1166
  5. C. G. Welles, A. Bivas, W. Lee Smith, Allan Rosencwaig
    Pages 1187-1191
  6. J. W. Maclachlan Spicer, W. D. Kerns, L. C. Aamodt, J. C. Murphy
    Pages 1193-1200
  7. L. D. Favro, H. J. Jin, T. Ahmed, X. Wang, P. K. Kuo, R. L. Thomas
    Pages 1201-1206
  8. Graham H. Thomas, Susan L. Crawford
    Pages 1207-1214
  9. N. Gopalsami, S. L. Dieckman, W. A. Ellingson, R. E. Botto, H. Yeh
    Pages 1215-1222
  10. C. P. Hsieh, C-H. Chou, B. T. Khuri-Yakub
    Pages 1223-1230
  11. K. A. Murphy, C. Koob, M. Miller, S. Feth, R. O. Claus
    Pages 1231-1237
  12. Jeffrey S. Schoenwald, Ross H. Messinger
    Pages 1239-1245
  13. A. Caner Demirdogen, J. Richard Houghton, Andrew K. Tay, Dale A. Wilson, R. Lee Wood
    Pages 1259-1266
  14. R. T. Harrold, Z. N. Sanjana
    Pages 1267-1272
  15. Jean E. Ott
    Pages 1273-1280

About this book


The objective of this study was to increase the understanding of damage in composite materials with through-the-thickness reinforcements. As a first step it was necessary to develop new ultrasonic imaging technology to better assess internal damage of the composite. A useful ultrasonic imaging technique has been successfully developed to assess the internal damage of composite panels. The ultrasonic technique accurately determines the size of the internal damage. It was found that the ultrasonic imaging technique was better able to assess the damage in a composite panel with through-the-thickness reinforcements than by destructively sectioning the specimen and visual inspection under a microscope. Microscopic determination of crack location and lengths in a composite panel with through-the-thickness reinforcements was almost impossible. Five composite compression-after-impact panels were tested. The compression-after-impact strength of the panels with the through-the­ thickness reinforcements was almost twice that of the comparable panel without through-the-thickness reinforcement. REFERENCES 1. B.T. Smith, J.S. Heyman, A.M. Buoncristiani, Earl D. Blodgett, J.G. Miller, and S.M. Freeman, Correlation of the Deply TechniQue with the Ultrasonic Imaging of Impact Damage in Graphite/Epoxy Composites, Materials Evaluation, vol. 47, NO. 12, December 1989, pp 1408-1416. 2. NASA Tech Briefs, June 1987, p. 28. 3. P.M. Gammel, Improved Ultrasonic Detection using Analytic Signal Magnitude. Ultrasonics, Vol. 19, March 1981, pp 73-76. 4. R.C. Heyser, Determination of Loudspeaker Signal Arrival Times Part ~ Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, Vol. 19, Dec. 1971, pp 902-905.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Donald O. Thompson
    • 1
  • Dale E. Chimenti
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for NDE Ames Laboratory (USDOE) and Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering MechanicsIowa State UniversityAmesUSA
  2. 2.Center for NDE and Department of Materials Science and EngineeringThe Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6666-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-3742-7
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