SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1992

Application of X-Ray Tomography to the Nondestructive Testing of High-Performance Polymer Composites


In this paper we show how it is possible to use a medical scanner to study damage inside polymer composites reinforced by long fibers. Several examples including compression damage, tension damage, and impact damage are given for glass fiber and carbon fiber reinforced polymer composites. Most of the internal damage can be observed using X-ray tomography.

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Bathias, C
Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers, Paris, France
Cagnasso, A
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique/Laboratoire Mecanique Appliqueé, Marseille, France
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Developed by Committee: D30
Pages: 35–54
DOI: 10.1520/STP14565S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5190-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1474-6