Process Controls and Nondestructive Evaluation of Structural Composites

  • Richard N. Hadcock
  • Peter J. Donohue
  • Richard F. Chance


Organic matrix structural components require the use of extensive and costly process control and quality assurance procedures to provide the quality and integrity required for aerospace applications.


Acoustic Emission Cure Cycle Quality Assurance Procedure Composite Tape Acoustic Emission Analysis 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard N. Hadcock
    • 1
    • 2
  • Peter J. Donohue
    • 1
    • 3
  • Richard F. Chance
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Grumman Aircraft SystemsBethpageUSA
  2. 2.Technology DevelopmentUSA
  3. 3.Advanced Materials and Manufacturing DevelopmentUSA
  4. 4.Quality Control Advanced DevelopmentUSA

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