Ultrasonic Evaluation of Artificial Kissing Bonds in CFRP Composites

Wood, Michael and Charlton, Peter and Yan, Dawei (2014) Ultrasonic Evaluation of Artificial Kissing Bonds in CFRP Composites. The e-Journal of NDT, 19 (12). ISSN 1435-4934

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The primary aim of this paper is to create artificial inter-laminar kissing bond-like defects in CFRP panels for ultrasonic inspection. Carbon fibre reinforced polymer structures pose a unique problem, as unlike metal-tometal bonds (single bond line) carbon fibre reinforced polymer composites have multiple bond lines (between each laminate layer and between the individual carbon fibre bundles). This increases the number of locations for kissing bonds and other defects to lie. Published works look at bonding defects in joints (lap joints, and solidsolid bonding). This paper looks at inter-laminar bonding. A number of samples are created and attempts are then made to detect these kissing bonds using ultrasonic techniques. Further investigation into contaminants for artificial defect creation is advised and destructive verification of the kissing bond samples is still required.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ultrasonic evaluation Artificial kissing bonds
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions: Institutes and Academies > Wales Institute for Science & Art (WISA) > Academic Discipline: Engineering
Depositing User: Professor Peter Charlton
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2017 11:31
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2023 11:12
URI: https://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/685

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