The elastic coefficients of carbon-carbon composites were measured at four steps during the fabrication process. An ultrasonic materials characterization testbed was ued to show that the carbonization-induced porosity drastically affects the anisotropy factor. These and other results suggest that the use of ultrasonic waves (by noncontact methods such as photoacoustics) could provide a meaningful technique for monitoring the fabrication process and thereby allow optimization of the control parameters and ultimately the quality and processing speed of the final product.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1986|
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