Testing of Composite Materials Using Advanced NDT Methods

Conference: ISTET 2009 - VXV International Symposium on Theoretical Engineering
06/22/2009 - 06/24/2009 at Lübeck, Germany

Proceedings: ISTET 2009

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Lopato, Przemyslaw; Chady, Tomasz; Sikora, Ryszard (West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Poland)

Today modern industry make very extensive use of various composite materials. Because of complexity of such structures, abilities of commonly used NDT methods sometimes are not sufficient. More advanced techniques should be utilized. In this paper both T-Ray (terahertz radiation) and low energy DR (Digital Radiography) methods are compared for the purposes of various composite materials evaluation. Different types of tested materials (glass fiber and carbon fiber composite structures) and defects such as delaminations will be analysed.