Developing a high-fidelity knowledge base for improvements in the nondestructive testing of advanced composite material products

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Abstract

With the application of composites driven by an industry need to replace conventional materials, products must be designed to a lightweight
criterion with safety margins essential to guarantee consumer safety. Non-destructive testing is used to ensure that safety and confirm that a
component is fit for purpose. To improve inspection processes, the National Composites Centre, UK, aims to address gaps in understanding the
state-of-the-art of inspection methods in the composites industry.
This paper describes an opportunity to further inspection understanding through the development of a novel high-fidelity knowledge base mapping
material, component, and defect configuration to capabilities and limitations of selected detection methods. Using the proposed methodology,
component and method criteria are used to establish a capability matrix. This matrix captures the evaluation of first iteration experimental testing
of reference components. Deployment is expected to provide validated applicability data to support knowledge-based decision making for a range
of inspection applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia Manufacturing
PublisherElsevier Limited
Pages345-352
Number of pages8
Volume51
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021
Event33th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing - National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Duration: 15 Jun 202118 Jun 2021
Conference number: 30
https://www.faimconference.org/

Publication series

NameProcedia Manufacturing

Conference

Conference33th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing
Abbreviated titleFAIM2021
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period15/06/2118/06/21
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Keywords

  • composites
  • non-destructive testing
  • knowledge management
  • six sigma

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