Depending on the structure design and material, several bondtesting techniques are possible.
Even simple laminates can present difficult inspection challenges when they are formed into curved panels or radius stiffened flat panels.
Using the latest technology, ultrasonic imaging of in-plane and out-of-plane fibre waviness can be performed and quantitative measurement of the fibre angle made.
Impact damage can quickly be identified using conventional A-scan ultrasonic inspection or advanced phased array B-scan and C-scan techniques.
Evidence of porosity can be detected in a number of ways including simple A-scan measurements through to detailed B-scan and C-scan analysis of the ultrasound echo position and amplitude.
Wavelength NDT routinely inspect repaired laminate and can assess the degree of bonding between the repair and original laminate.