Infrared Thermography in the Evaluation of Aerospace Composite Materials Book

Infrared Thermography in the Evaluation of Aerospace Composite Materials


  • Author : Carosena Meola
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-06-29
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782421726

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Infrared Thermography in the Evaluation of Aerospace Composite Materials Excerpt :

Infrared Thermography in the Evaluation of Aerospace Composite Materials: Infrared Thermography to Composites provides an update on infrared thermography, a fast and reliable method for non-destructive evaluation of composite materials used in the aerospace field. The book describes composites and the main problems that can arise both during manufacturing and when in service, and then covers different thermographic non-destructive testing and evaluation techniques, including pulse thermography, lock-in thermography, and pulse phase. Each technique includes key examples and relevant references, with sections devoted to the usefulness of an infrared imaging device to monitor the behavior of a material under load, such as impact and bending. The book also includes discussions on standards, personnel certification, and training. Provides a comprehensive look at the use of infrared thermography in the materials science field Describes thermographic techniques of non-destructive testing in an easy way, and with links to aeronautical standards Addresses different types of composite problems and how they can be helped through the use of infrared thermography Includes key examples and relevant references, with sections devoted to the usefulness of an infrared imaging device to monitor the behavior of a material under load

Repair of Polymer Composites Book

Repair of Polymer Composites


  • Author : Andrew J. Jefferson
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-02-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 474
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081019092

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Repair of Polymer Composites Excerpt :

Repair of Polymer Composites: Methodology, Techniques, and Challenges discusses fundamental issues related to the repair of composites and their suitability in various industrial sectors, such as aerospace, automotive, marine and construction, etc. The repair of composites is complex and requires a thorough understanding of the various types of damage mechanisms in order to apply the appropriate NDT techniques. This book explores these issues in significant detail and presents systematic procedures and methods, thus serving as a useful reference for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, academic researchers, engineers and other professionals who are interested in this exciting field of research. Discusses fundamental issues related to the repair of composites and their suitability in various industrial sectors, including aerospace, automotive, marine and construction, etc. Provides comprehensive coverage, from the fundamental aspects, to real applications Serves as a useful reference for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, academic researchers, engineers and other professionals Presents different types of repair techniques by correlating different parameters and challenges

Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Fiber Reinforced Composite Structures Book

Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Fiber Reinforced Composite Structures


  • Author : Shuncong Zhong
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-04-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811908484

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Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Fiber Reinforced Composite Structures Excerpt :

This book presents a detailed description of the most common nondestructive testing(NDT) techniques used for the testing and evaluation fiber-reinforced composite structures, during manufacturing and/or in service stages. In order to facilitate the understanding and the utility of the different NDT techniques presented, the book first provides some information regarding the defects and material degradation mechanisms observed in fiber-reinforced composite structures as well as their general description and most probable causes. It is written based on the extensive scientific research and engineering backgrounds of the authors in the NDT and structural health monitoring (SHM) of structural systems from various areas including electrical, mechanical, materials, civil and biomedical engineering. Pursuing a rigorous approach, the book establishes a fundamental framework for the NDT of fiber-reinforced composite structures, while emphasizing on the importance of technique’s spatial resolution, integrated systems analysis and the significance of the influence stemming from the applicability of the NDT and the physical parameters of the test structures in the selection and utilization of adequate NDT techniques. The book is intended for students who are interested in the NDT of fiber-reinforced composite structures, researchers investigating the applicability of different NDT techniques to the inspections of structural systems, and NDT researchers and engineers working on the optimization of NDT systems for specific applications involving the use of fiber-reinforced composite structures.

Nondestructive Testing in Composite Materials Book

Nondestructive Testing in Composite Materials


  • Author : Carosena Meola
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2020-12-04
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN 10 : 9783039437313

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Nondestructive Testing in Composite Materials Excerpt :

In this era of technological progress and given the need for welfare and safety, everything that is manufactured and maintained must comply with such needs. We would all like to live in a safe house that will not collapse on us. We would all like to walk on a safe road and never see a chasm open in front of us. We would all like to cross a bridge and reach the other side safely. We all would like to feel safe and secure when taking a plane, ship, train, or using any equipment. All this may be possible with the adoption of adequate manufacturing processes, with non-destructive inspection of final parts and monitoring during the in-service life of components. Above all, maintenance should be imperative. This requires effective non-destructive testing techniques and procedures. This Special Issue is a collection of some of the latest research in these areas, aiming to highlight new ideas and ways to deal with challenging issues worldwide. Different types of materials and structures are considered, different non-destructive testing techniques are employed with new approaches for data treatment proposed as well as numerical simulations. This can serve as food for thought for the community involved in the inspection of materials and structures as well as condition monitoring.

Infrared Thermography Recent Advances and Future Trends Book

Infrared Thermography Recent Advances and Future Trends


  • Author : Carosena Meola
  • Publisher : Bentham Science Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012-08-03
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608051434

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Infrared Thermography Recent Advances and Future Trends Excerpt :

Infrared thermography (IRT) is a non-contact, non-invasive methodology which allows for detection of thermal energy that is radiated from objects in the infrared band of the electromagnetic spectrum, for conversion of such energy into a visible image (such as a surface temperature map). This feature represents a great potential to be exploited in a vast variety of fields from aerospace to civil engineering, to medicine, to agriculture, etc. However, IRT is still not adequately enclosed in industrial instrumentation and there are still potential users who might benefit from the use of such a technique and who are not aware of their existence. This e-book conveys information about basic IRT theory, infrared detectors, signal digitalization and applications of infrared thermography in many fields such as medicine, foodstuff conservation, fluid-dynamics, architecture, anthropology, condition monitoring, non destructive testing and evaluation of materials and structures. The volume promotes an exchange of information between the academic world and industry, and shares methodologies which were independently developed and applied in specific disciplines.

Sustainable Composites for Aerospace Applications Book

Sustainable Composites for Aerospace Applications


  • Author : Mohammad Jawaid
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-04-27
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081021385

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Sustainable Composites for Aerospace Applications Excerpt :

Sustainable Composites for Aerospace Applications presents innovative advances in the fabrication, characterization and applications of LDH polymer nanocomposites. It covers fundamental structural and chemical knowledge and explores various properties and characterization techniques, including microscopic, spectroscopic and mechanical behaviors. Users will find a strong focus on the potential applications of LDH polymer nanocomposites, such as in energy, electronics, electromagnetic shielding, biomedical, agricultural, food packaging and water purification functions. This book provides comprehensive coverage of cutting-edge research in the field of LDH polymer nanocomposites and future applications, and is an essential read for all academics, researchers, engineers and students working in this area. Presents fundamental knowledge of LDH polymer nanocomposites, including chemical composition, structural features and fabrication techniques Provides an analytical overview of the different types of characterization techniques and technologies Contains extensive reviews on cutting-edge research for future applications in a variety of industries

Reinforced Polymer Composites Book

Reinforced Polymer Composites


  • Author : Victor V. Tcherdyntsev
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2021-09-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 9783036509686

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Reinforced Polymer Composites Excerpt :

This book, consisting of 21 articles, including three review papers, written by research groups of experts in the field, considers recent research on reinforced polymer composites. Most of them relate to the fiber-reinforced polymer composites, which are a real hot topic in the field. Depending on the reinforcing fiber nature, such composites are divided into synthetic and natural fiber-reinforced ones. Synthetic fibers, such as carbon, glass, or basalt, provide more stiffness, while natural fibers, such as jute, flax, bamboo, kenaf, and others, are inexpensive and biodegradable, making them environmentally friendly. To acquire the benefits of design flexibility and recycling possibilities, natural reinforcers can be hybridized with small amounts of synthetic fibers to make them more desirable for technical applications. Elaborated composites have great potential as structural materials in automotive, marine and aerospace application, as fire resistant concrete, in bridge systems, as mechanical gear pair, as biomedical materials for dentistry and orthopedic application and tissue engineering, as well as functional materials such as proton-exchange membranes, biodegradable superabsorbent resins and polymer electrolytes.

Fused Deposition Modeling of Composite Materials Book

Fused Deposition Modeling of Composite Materials


  • Author : Antonella Sola
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2022-09-14
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 460
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323986281

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Fused Deposition Modeling of Composite Materials Excerpt :

Fused Deposition Modeling of Composite Materials is dedicated to the field of 3D-printing of composite materials using a popular technique called Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), the world’s most popular 3D printing method. But this method is currently limited to printing basic polymers and only a handful of primitive composite materials. Many future industries, such as Space, Biomed, Construction and Defense are waiting for the ability to 3D print composites and new functional materials with complex shapes and features so they can add unique and customizable features to their parts, including biocompatibility, radiation shielding, high-strength, rapid cooling, flexibility and shape-memory. The book's authors take the reader through the basics of what the FDM technique is all about and describe the advantages and new opportunities arising from 3D printing innovative materials, which include polymer-matrix composites and fully inorganic parts. They then review and discuss methods for making the different types of composite feedstock filaments needed to 3D print such materials by FDM. Finally, sections discuss the challenges that should be considered in making filaments and parts and how to go about solving them. Covers the 3D printing of composite materials Includes comprehensive coverage of this new and emerging technology Written in a clear, practical and informative style, with numerous illustrations Contains case study examples taken from cutting-edge scientific literature

Advances in Sensors  Reviews  Vol  6 Book

Advances in Sensors Reviews Vol 6


  • Author : Sergey Yurish
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2018-07-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 584
  • ISBN 10 : 9788409030309

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Advances in Sensors Reviews Vol 6 Excerpt :

The Vol. 6 of this Book Series contains 21 chapters written by 94 contributors-experts from universities and research centres, from 21 countries: Argentina, Austria, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Thailand, UK and USA. This volume is devoted to various chemical sensors (sensors for various gases, nucleic acids, organic compounds, nanosensors, etc.) and biosensors. This book ensures that our readers will stay at the cutting edge of the field and get the right and effective start point and road map for the further researches and developments. By this way, they will be able to save more time for productive research activity and eliminate routine work. With the unique combination of information in this volume, the 'Advances in Sensors: Reviews' Book Series will be of value for scientists and engineers in industry and at universities, to sensors developers, distributors, and end users.

Sensors and Microsystems Book

Sensors and Microsystems


  • Author : G. Di Francia
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-02-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030375584

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Sensors and Microsystems Excerpt :

This book showcases the state of the art in the field of sensors and microsystems, revealing the impressive potential of novel methodologies and technologies. It covers a broad range of aspects, including: bio-, physical and chemical sensors; actuators; micro- and nano-structured materials; mechanisms of interaction and signal transduction; polymers and biomaterials; sensor electronics and instrumentation; analytical microsystems, recognition systems and signal analysis; and sensor networks, as well as manufacturing technologies, environmental, food and biomedical applications. The book gathers a selection of papers presented at the 20th AISEM National Conference on Sensors and Microsystems, held in Naples, Italy in February 2019, the event brought together researchers, end users, technology teams and policy makers.

Damage Growth in Aerospace Composites Book

Damage Growth in Aerospace Composites


  • Author : Aniello Riccio
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-01-07
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 279
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319040042

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Damage Growth in Aerospace Composites Excerpt :

This book presents novel methods for the simulation of damage evolution in aerospace composites that will assist in predicting damage onset and growth and thus foster less conservative designs which realize the promised economic benefits of composite materials. The presented integrated numerical/experimental methodologies are capable of taking into account the presence of damage and its evolution in composite structures from the early phases of the design (conceptual design) through to the detailed finite element method analysis and verification phase. The book is based on the GARTEUR Research Project AG-32, which ran from 2007 to 2012, and documents the main results of that project. In addition, the state of the art in European projects on damage evolution in composites is reviewed. While the high specific strength and stiffness of composite materials make them suitable for aerospace structures, their sensitivity to damage means that designing with composites is a challenging task. The new approaches described here will prove invaluable in meeting that challenge.

Wool Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites Book

Wool Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites


  • Author : Sabu Thomas
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-08-16
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 468
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128240571

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Wool Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites Excerpt :

Wool Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites is an in-depth and practical exploration of wool-based composites, covering everything from the morphology of wool fiber to the industrial applications of wool composites. Wool has emerged in the top position for this role because of its unique characteristics. While fine wool is too costly for many such applications, coarse wool of greater than 35 microns fiber length is globally under-utilized. This pioneering book describes every form of wool composite, woven, nonwoven, felt and fiber, including different fabrication methods. In unique detail, the international team of expert contributors describe the morphology, structure and properties of wool, methods for the chemical modification of wool, different forms of wool-polymer composites, and many exciting emerging applications. Provides technical details on a wide range of applications of wool-fiber polymer composites, including in construction and medicine Draws on an interdisciplinary panel of experts from fields such as textiles, polymer science and chemistry to create a guide for readers of all backgrounds Describes wool characterization techniques in detail

Natural Fiber Composites Book

Natural Fiber Composites


  • Author : Shishir Sinha
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2022-07-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 387
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000609011

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Natural Fiber Composites Excerpt :

This book focuses on the key areas and issues related to natural fibers and their reinforced polymer composites. It begins with an introduction and classification of natural fibers and their different extraction methods, followed by characterization techniques. Further, this book gives solutions to improved adhesion between natural fibers and different polymer matrices via different chemical, physical, and biological treatment methods. Fabrication procedures and characterization techniques for development and testing of composites, including processing, development, and characterization, have been included as well. Applications of these composite materials for food packaging and structural and semi-structural applications are also explained. FEATURES Describes the extraction process of natural fibers with comparisons Covers the fundamental concepts for the characterization of natural fiber composites Includes a comparative study of different polymer matrices Provides insight about various fabrication methods Discusses diverse applications of these novel materials and the scope for commercialization and entrepreneurship This book is aimed at graduate students and researchers in materials, polymers, composites and characterization, textile engineering, chemical, civil, and mechanical engineering.

Sandwich Composites Book

Sandwich Composites


  • Author : Senthilkumar Krishnasamy
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2022-01-25
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 406
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000531688

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Sandwich Composites Excerpt :

A composite sandwich panel is a hybrid material made up of constituents such as a face sheet, a core, and adhesive film for bonding the face sheet and core together. Advances in materials have provided designers with several choices for developing sandwich structures with advanced functionalities. The selection of a material in the sandwich construction is based on the cost, availability, strength requirements, ease of manufacturing, machinability, and post-manufacturing process requirements. Sandwich Composites: Fabrication and Characterization provides insights into composite sandwich panels based on the material aspects, mechanical properties, defect characterization, and secondary processes after the fabrication, such as drilling and repair. FEATURES Outlines existing fabrication methods and various materials aspects Examines composite sandwich panels made of different face sheets and core materials Covers the response of composite sandwich panels to static and dynamic loads Describes parameters governing the drilling process and repair procedures Discusses the applications of composite sandwich panels in various fields Explores the role of 3D printing in the fabrication of composite sandwich panels Due to the wide scope of the topics covered, this book is suitable for researchers and scholars in the research and development of composite sandwich panels. This book can also be used as a reference by professionals and engineers interested in understanding the factors governing the material properties, material response, and the failure behavior under various mechanical loads.

Advances in Acoustic Emission Technology Book

Advances in Acoustic Emission Technology


  • Author : Gongtian Shen
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-06-04
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 451
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030121112

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Advances in Acoustic Emission Technology Excerpt :

This volume collects the papers from the World Conference on Acoustic Emission 2017 (WCAE-2017) in Xi'an, China. The latest research and applications of acoustic emission (AE) are explored, with a particular emphasis on detecting and processing AE signals, the development of AE instrument and testing standards, AE of materials, engineering structures and systems, including the processing of collected data and analytical techniques. Numerous case studies are also included. This proceedings volume will appeal to students, professors and researchers working in these fields as physicists and/or engineers.