Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS:
Title: Ultrasonic non-destructive testing of multi-layered media
Author: Highmore, Paul J.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3556 2941
Awarding Body: Loughborough University of Technology
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 1973
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
Access from Institution:
In the field of non-destructive testing there exists the particular problem of examining adhesively-bonded, multi-layered structures for bonding defects and delaminations. An example of such a structure is part of a proposed Rolls-Royce fan blade intended for use in the first stage of a turbo-fan aero engine. The bulk of the blade is made up of a carbon-fibre composite material but the leading edge is reinforced by several adhesively-bonded, stainless steel layers. It is necessary in this case to be able to find—non-destructively—the existence of any non-bonded areas and, of equal importance, their depth locations.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Ministry of Defence, Procurement Executive
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available