Acousto-ultrasonics for defect assessment of composite materials

Abstract :

The research presents a study of the application of the acoustic-ultrasonic non-destructive test method to composite structures. Internal defects in high performance composites have the potential to cause significant performance degradation. A series of experiments were used to assess the method’s capability of detecting defects such as that caused by impact and delamination. In addition, the experiments proved that the acousto-ultrasonic method can be used to quantitatively determine a material’s anisotropy, variations in resin and fibre orientation. It was also demonstrated that the use of selective frequencies can be used to improve the detection of internal defects.



Author Dugmore KM
Date Accessioned 2016-09-22T06:30:45Z
Date Available 2016-09-22T06:30:45Z
Date Created
Identifier URL 2002
Language English
Subject Mechanical engineering
Subject 2 Mechanical engineering
Alternative Title
Degree Type Masters degree
Degree Description  MTech (Mechanical Engineering)