Accession Number:

AD0733373

Title:

A Thermal Comparator for Nondestructively Examining Fiber Components

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

A novel device for the nondestructive testing of glass clothepoxy composites is discussed. A thermal comparator is designed to detect nonconformities in the thermal properties of the composites. Principal advantages of the instrument are its simplicity of design and operation and its very modest cost. A series of test results for metallic and nonmetallic inclusion detection is presented. The applicability to thickness determinations is examined, and several promising uses of the device are suggested.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE