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X-Ray Measurement of Material Properties in Composites

  • B. E. Shull
  • J. N. Gray
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Part of the Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation book series

Abstract

Advanced materials for use in the aerospace industry are presently being developed and applied at an astonishing rate. This pace is driven by the need for materials that can withstand higher operating temperatures and loads, yet remain cost competitive. As the performance demands of aerospace materials push nearer and nearer the theoretical limit for strength, the allowed flaw size in traditional materials is driven smaller, making quality control more stringent. This demand for improved performance characteristics is also generating strong interest in other materials such as: exotic alloys, ceramics and reinforced composites. A need exists for characterizing these advanced materials for composition variations, flaw content, inclusions and porosity using nondestructive techniques at all stages of the materials life cycle. These stages include initial characterization of a new material, process control during the manufacturing of the material, quality control of incoming material, and the in service inspection of the final part.

Keywords

Metal Matrix Composite Scintillation Detector Pencil Beam Linear Absorption Coefficient Graphite Epoxy Composite 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. E. Shull
    • 1
  • J. N. Gray
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Nondestructive EvaluationIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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