Chapter 29. Non-Contact Non-Destructive Evaluation Using Microwave Radiation: Model Experiment and Application to Ceramic Fiber-Ceramic Matrix Composites

  1. Rajan Tandon,
  2. Andrew Wereszczak and
  3. Edgar Lara-Curzio
  1. Jordin K. Kurihara1,
  2. Kimiyoshi Naito2 and
  3. Yutaka Kagawa3

Published Online: 27 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470291313.ch29

Mechanical Properties and Performance of Engineering Ceramics II: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 27, Issue 2

Mechanical Properties and Performance of Engineering Ceramics II: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 27, Issue 2

How to Cite

Kurihara, J. K., Naito, K. and Kagawa, Y. (2006) Non-Contact Non-Destructive Evaluation Using Microwave Radiation: Model Experiment and Application to Ceramic Fiber-Ceramic Matrix Composites, in Mechanical Properties and Performance of Engineering Ceramics II: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 27, Issue 2 (eds R. Tandon, A. Wereszczak and E. Lara-Curzio), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470291313.ch29

Author Information

  1. 1

    The University of Tokyo Materials Engineering Department 4–6–1 Komaba Meguro–ku, Tokyo, 153–8904 Japan

  2. 2

    National Institute for Materials Science 1–2–1 Sengen Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305–0047 Japan

  3. 3

    The University of Tokyo Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology 4–6–1 Komaba Meguro–ku, Tokyo, 153–8904 Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470080528

Online ISBN: 9780470291313

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Keywords:

  • electromagnetic (EM);
  • E-glass fiber reinforced plastic (GFRP);
  • accumulation;
  • specimens;
  • transmission

Summary

Non–contact detection of cumulative damage stored in composites has been carried out using microwave (50 to 75 GHz) reflection spectra. A glass fiber–reinforced plastic composite material was used to confirm the viability of the application of the electromagnetic waves. The method was applied to an oxide fiber–reinforced oxide matrix ceramic matrix composite material. It was proved that the procedure was effective for detection of the dielectric constant changes in the composite, which related to the damage accumulated within the composite. The damage behavior and the changes are discussed in terms of nondestructive evaluation for oxide fiber–oxide matrix composites.