Nondestructive Evaluation of Advanced Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites: A Technology AssessmentBecause of their increasing utilization in structural applications, the nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of advanced fiber reinforced polymer composites continues to receive considerable research and development attention. Due to the heterogeneous nature of composites, the form of defects is often very different from a metal and fracture mechanisms are more complex. The purpose of this report is to provide an overview and technology assessment of the current state-of-the-art with respect to NDE of advanced fiber reinforced polymer composites.
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Yolken, H. Thomas (Texas Research Inst., Inc. Austin, TX, United States)
Matzkanin, George A. (Texas Research Inst., Inc. Austin, TX, United States)