Accession Number:

ADA276660

Title:

Benchmarking of the State-of-the-Art in Nondestructive Testing/Evaluation for Applicability in the Composite Armored Vehicle (CAV) Advanced Technology Demonstrator (ATD) Program

Descriptive Note:

Study rept. 5 Apr-15 Nov 1993 on Phase 1

Corporate Author:

NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING INFORMATION ANALYSIS CENTER SAN ANTONIO TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

71.0

Abstract:

This technology assessment report is the result of compilation, review, and assessment of information and data concerning the development and use of NDET as applied to advanced composites that may be used in the CAV ATD Program. This information has been gained from both published literature and as well as work in progress. It includes the results of a detailed bibliographic search using all the data bases held within the Defense Technical Information Center, supplemented where ever possible by other data bases. In addition, direct contacts and academic, industrial, and government research and development centers and applications laboratories were made. Discussions and recommendations contained in this report focus on the current state-of-the-art of composite NDET technologies and their capabilities and limitations for both the classical post process and real-time in-process inspection techniques. Furthermore, this effort includes an assessment of future developments and research trends including a projected time line. Benchmarking, Nondestructive testingevaluation, Composites, Microwave, IR Thermography, Eddy current, Reverse geometry x-ray, 2-D Array UT, Shearography.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE