Ultrasonic Inspection Methods for Composites in Motorsports
Composites have become a dominant material in motorsport, accounting for up to 85% of the vehicles used today. This includes all levels of Formula racing including F1, as well as Rally car racing, Moto GP, Karting and many more.
Inspections on and off the track can help in identifying damaged parts in need of repair or replacement, identifying manufacturing defects laminations, poor bonding, porosity etc. All of these help teams be better informed when making the fast decisions needed in the pit lane and help with the design and verification of each component of the vehicle.
Composites can account for up to 85% of cars used in motorsport today, this includes all levels of Formula racing up to F1, Rally car racing, Moto GP, karting and many more.
With composites being used in safety critical impact zones, high temperature areas, areas requiring low weight and flexibility it is more important than ever to have methods of testing the integrity of these parts to ensure driver safety and get the best performance out of the car. When racing series also enforce budget caps or constraints, it forces teams to preserve or repair their parts rather than replacing them after suffering damage or a set number of uses, inspection allows teams to make this decision with more information on the integrity of the part under consideration.
The included inspection solutions are available over the Sonatest ultrasonic inspection range of products, to find out what solution is best for your composite inspection requirements contact the applications team at firstname.lastname@example.org
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