Micro-Tomography to Study High-performance Sandwich Structures

Type Article
Date 2011-01
Language English
Author(s) Davies PeterORCID1, Choqueuse Dominique1, Bourbouze G.2
Affiliation(s) 1 : IFREMER, Mat & Struct Grp, F-29280 Plouzane, France.
2 : CRT Morlaix, F-29600 Morlaix, France.
Source Journal Of Sandwich Structures & Materials (1099-6362) (Sage Publications Ltd), 2011-01 , Vol. 13 , N. 1 , P. 7-21
DOI 10.1177/1099636209344273
WOS© Times Cited 10
Keyword(s) inspection, adhesive, meniscus, pins, damage
Abstract Although X-radiography has been widely used in studies of damage in composite materials, micro-tomography has received less attention, due to the high cost and limited availability of equipment. However, micro-tomographic analysis is a powerful tool, allowing 3D images of sections through sandwich materials to be obtained without specimen preparation. Four examples from a recent study are presented here, which show how micro-tomography can provide unique information on the quality of honeycomb sandwich structures, information on damage mechanisms and internal details of through thickness reinforcement in pinned foam cores.
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