Detecting water in composite sandwich panels by using infrared thermography

Alexander Čapka, Vladimir Platonovič Vavilov, Soňa Rusnáková, Ladislav Fojtl, Milan Žaludek, Lukáš Maňas

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Abstract

Honeycomb composite structures widely used in aviation are sturdy and light-weight but they may accumulate water from the atmosphere during aircraft operation. The presence of water in honeycomb cells leads to a higher airplane mass and excessive corrosion of aluminum cores, while the frozen water endangers panel integrity. This work describes the use of infrared thermography for detecting water trapped in aviation honeycomb cells.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMetallography XVI
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages516-521
Number of pages6
Volume891 MSF
ISBN (Print)9783035710182
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event16th International Symposium on Metallography and Materials Science, 2016 - Stará Lesná, Slovakia
Duration: 20 Apr 201622 Apr 2016

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
Volume891 MSF
ISSN (Print)0255-5476

Conference

Conference16th International Symposium on Metallography and Materials Science, 2016
CountrySlovakia
CityStará Lesná
Period20.4.1622.4.16

Keywords

  • Aircraft maintenance
  • Honeycomb sandwich structure
  • Infrared thermography
  • Non destructive testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Čapka, A., Vavilov, V. P., Rusnáková, S., Fojtl, L., Žaludek, M., & Maňas, L. (2017). Detecting water in composite sandwich panels by using infrared thermography. In Metallography XVI (Vol. 891 MSF, pp. 516-521). (Materials Science Forum; Vol. 891 MSF). Trans Tech Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.891.516