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NDT of large surface area thick laminates

NDT of large surface area thick laminates

NDT of large surface area thick laminates


Hopefully I'm not treading on anyone's toes with this thread?

Wondered if anyone could help? Got a bit of a challenge on my hands...... I've got to inspect a large glass fibre structure, roughly 80mm thk!

For thicker materials people generally run with thermography, ultrasonics or xray tomography! However the equipment needs to be reasonably mobile as I'm going to be hanging off a ladder! So I was thinking some kind of tapping equipment. However a standard tap hammer 'woodpecker' tool wont cut it, as its only really suited to detecting delams in thin material.  Been in contact with Wichitch to see if they have a 'heavy duty' tap hammer, but no luck!

I was thinking some kind of civil engineering firm may produce something, but cant seem to find anything.

Any of you guys know anything?


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