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Confidence in Composites: NDT, SHM and Repair of Composites

Non-Destructive Testing, Structural Health Monitoring and Repair of Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites

Defects and damage occur in all materials. In fibre-reinforced polymer composites (FRPs) defects and failure modes can be very different from those in metallic and other materials.

Over the last few decades non-destructive inspection and monitoring methods have developed both to assure quality and consistency in manufacturing and to identify and predict defects in service due to fatigue or damage. Capability is growing in maturity in several sectors, especially aerospace, renewable energy and construction. Techniques for repair are well established, though in some cases further work may be needed to establish standardisation and good practice.

This international event will showcase the latest non-destructive evaluation and testing (NDE/T) technologies, structural health monitoring (SHM) techniques and approaches to repair for composite materials through case study presentations and demonstrations.

Speakers Include...

Kafui Klutse - Network Rail
Monitoring Structures in Service at Network Rail

Tom Bertenshaw - GKN Aerospace
Structural Health Monitoring for Manufacturing at GKN

Michael Gower - NPL Management Ltd
Towards the Development of Standards for Non-Destructive Inspection of Fibre Reinforced Plastic Composites    

David Alexander - CACRC
CACRC's Work on Standards and Training for Composites Repair    

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