Special Issue "Nondestructive Testing in Composite Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2019).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: infrared thermography; non-destructive testing; composite materials
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Composite materials are ever-more-increasingly employed in many applications, e.g., for the transport industry and the building sector, as well for the production of many daily-life objects. Their success is mainly due to their high strength-to-weight ratio, easy formability and relatively low costs. However, being composites made of two or more basic materials and manufactured through complex processes involving temperature, pressure, chemical reaction, etc., it may be expected the final product to be affected by anomalies. Moreover, the in-service life of the components could be responsible of defects creation and/or degradation of the composite. Therefore, effective non-destructive evaluation methods able to discover defects at an incipient stage are necessary to either assure the quality of a composite material prior to putting it into service, or for monitoring a composite structure in service.
This Special Issue of Applied Sciences on “Nondestructive Testing in Composite Materials” aims to attract contributions covering all the applicable nondestructive testing techniques. Papers dealing with integration of techniques and/or with newly developed techniques are welcome.
Dr. Carosena Meola
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- Ceramic matrix
- Metal matrix
- Polymeric matrix
- Thermoset matrix
- Thermoplastic matrix
- Nondestructive testing
- Nondestructive evaluation
- Acoustic emission
- Infrared thermography
- Penetrant liquids
- Visual inspection