Comparative study of non-destructive testing methods of defect detection on aircraft

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Gryzagoridis, Jasson en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Musonda, Vincent en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-31T11:19:26Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-31T11:19:26Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Musonda, V. 2007. Comparative study of non-destructive testing methods of defect detection on aircraft. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/5498
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 122-135).
dc.description.abstract There is currently an increase in the usage of composite materials both in civilian and military aircraft because of their mechanical resistance, high toughness, reduced weight and immunity to corrosion. Any damage in the fibers of these composites requires an evaluation in order to ensure the integrity of aircraft structures. Composite materials are subject to various degrees of damage during their service life and therefore maintenance of these light-weight structures is a new challenge for non-destructive testing (NDT) which requires techniques that respond with a high probability of detection of defects on such high-specific strength materials. In this thesis, Digital shearography and Infrared Thermography (IRT) techniques are employed to test aircraft composite materials. Background information on the techniques has been presented and the literature survey has confirmed the use of these techniques on aircraft structures. Much of the inspection work reviewed in the literature has focused on qualitative evaluation of the defects rather than quantitative. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Mechanical Engineering en_ZA
dc.title Comparative study of non-destructive testing methods of defect detection on aircraft en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.department Department of Mechanical Engineering en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Musonda, V. (2007). <i>Comparative study of non-destructive testing methods of defect detection on aircraft</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Mechanical Engineering. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/5498 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Musonda, Vincent. <i>"Comparative study of non-destructive testing methods of defect detection on aircraft."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2007. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/5498 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Musonda V. Comparative study of non-destructive testing methods of defect detection on aircraft. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2007 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/5498 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Musonda, Vincent AB - There is currently an increase in the usage of composite materials both in civilian and military aircraft because of their mechanical resistance, high toughness, reduced weight and immunity to corrosion. Any damage in the fibers of these composites requires an evaluation in order to ensure the integrity of aircraft structures. Composite materials are subject to various degrees of damage during their service life and therefore maintenance of these light-weight structures is a new challenge for non-destructive testing (NDT) which requires techniques that respond with a high probability of detection of defects on such high-specific strength materials. In this thesis, Digital shearography and Infrared Thermography (IRT) techniques are employed to test aircraft composite materials. Background information on the techniques has been presented and the literature survey has confirmed the use of these techniques on aircraft structures. Much of the inspection work reviewed in the literature has focused on qualitative evaluation of the defects rather than quantitative. DA - 2007 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2007 T1 - Comparative study of non-destructive testing methods of defect detection on aircraft TI - Comparative study of non-destructive testing methods of defect detection on aircraft UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/5498 ER - en_ZA


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