When we consider aircraft composite material evaluation, the material types and damages classification is critical to an accurate assessment and continued airworthiness.Read more: Aircraft composite material evaluation – Material Types and Damages.
You can see on the example that we have many distinct types of damage shows including
Type A = Delamination
Type B = Disbond
Type C = Core Damage
Type D = Delamination/disbonding impact damage
So, what’s Monolithic structure and Honeycomb Sandwich?
Monolithic structure is made from multiple layers of tight fibre’s which are then linked with a matrix (a resin of some kind) moulded to a specific shape or contour. A honeycomb structure has a sandwiched “core” that is encased by skins.
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