LOCATION OF IMPACT DAMAGE SITES IN COMPOSITE AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES

Authors
  1. Karpala, F.
  2. Hageniers, O.
Corporate Authors
Diffracto Ltd, Windsor ONT (CAN);Chief of Research and Development, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Director Research and Development Air
Abstract
The objectives of this project were: to provide a portable field level inspection system to isolate areas of an aircraft structure that may have been damaged by low-energy impact, and to demonstrate the applicability of the D Sight inspection to the wide range of materials, lay-ups, coatings and structures that are potentially inspectable by this process. A two phase program was carried out. The first phase involved an extensive laboratory program to determine factors which influence the correlation between the D Sight indication and sub-surface delamination. The project has verified that D Sight can detect low energy impact damage in aircraft structures at a level below that detectable by normal human visual inspection. The project has also resulted in a D sight Aircraft Inspection System that can be used in field evaluations by DND personnel to further define the design needs of a field deployable impact damage inspection system.
Keywords
Composite structures;D Sight inspection
Date of publication
01 Dec 1992
Number of Pages
19
DSTKIM No
94-01590
CANDIS No
136028
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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