A COMSCAN INVESTIGATION OF GLASS-REINFORCED PLASTIC/FOAM SANDWICH MATERIAL (paper presented at the Second International Conference on Sandwich Construction held at University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 9-12 March 1992)

Authors
  1. Yeung, K.K.
  2. Lambrineas, P.
  3. Finlayson, R.D.
  4. Sturrock, W.R.
  5. Suendermann, B.
  6. Davis, J.R.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Pacific, Victoria BC (CAN);Materials Research Lab, Ascot Vale (Australia);Monash Univ, Victoria (Australia) Dept of Physics
Abstract
An X-ray imaging system (COMSCAN) based on Compton scattered radiation was used at the Defence Research Establishment Pacific (DREP) to examine a section of glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) and foam sandwich composite material for the Royal Australian Navy's Bay class minehunter vessels. This backscatter imaging technique requires access to only one side of the test specimen. Therefore, the COMSCAN technique is suitable for the inspection of large, bulky objects such as hulls of minehunter vessels. A range of defects and structural features were identified in a test panel which had previously been subjected to a blast test.
Report Number
DREP-PREPRINT-92-07 — Reprint; Conference Paper
Date of publication
15 Mar 1992
Number of Pages
29
DSTKIM No
92-01535
CANDIS No
104425
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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