Accession Number:

ADP004976

Title:

Defect Detection Limitations,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BOEING CO SEATTLE WA

Report Date:

1984-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The results of a continuing IRD study on the limitations of defect detection in composite materials by a variety of nondestructive evaluation NDE techniques are presented. A brief description of the composite material investigated is given. Several features of computed tomography CT are discussed including density resolution, sensitivity of bulk density measurement, and partial volume effects caused by sloping conical surfaces, slice thickness, and reconstruction techniques. The effects of the material and liquid saturation of the material on ultrasonic waveforms are included.

Subject Categories:

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE