Kiss Bond Detection

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Several types of future aircraft and other types of systems such as composite ships will be constructed using adhesive joining techniques that can be susceptible to kiss bond phenomena, or insufficent contact between materials adhered together. In order to satisfy the fail-safe or damage tolerant allowables for the structural integrity of such aircraft, it must be guaranteed through inspection that no kiss bonds are present in these adhesive joints.

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a technology that can reliably detect kiss bonds. This technology is much easier to apply for an untrained inspector and is also less expensive from an instrumentation standpoint when compared to current ultrasonic sensing techniques. Additionally, Purdue University researchers have developed an inspection technique to quantify the effectiveness of in situ repairs to aircraft.

-Easier for untrained inspectors to use
-Less expensive than ultrasonic sensing

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United States
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Mar 15, 2011
United States
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