Aerospace Structural Control
Improving resistance properties in composite is all about improving stress and strain resistance such as ultimate tensile strength.
Composite frames require subassembly to make the stronger chassis and structures. Glueing and putting composite components together requires quality assurance (QA) during the production process. Assembling these parts can indeed cause some potential risks of new types of defects. It is the same for inspection. The QA department must adapt their non-destructive techniques to find these defects. Ultrasonic phased array (PA) is an excellent field-proven method to achieve this type of inspection.
However, there are still some complex geometries to deal with. Short and tight PA probes can go into corners, reach low clearance spaces, and solve sophisticated structure assemblies.
This application note contains hardware and software solutions to overcome all these inspection challenges.