Experimental analysis of laser stripping effects on thin composites

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Abstract

Currently, orbital hand sanding is used to remove paint from composite rotor blades during refurbishment operations. This method is time consuming, expensive, generates significant hazardous waste, and often results in secondary damage to the blade. Safe, effective removal of paint can be achieved using laser processing techniques. This work presents the results of a test program to characterize the various affects the process has on fiberglass-epoxy composite, and to provide a direct comparison to hand sanding techniques where appropriate. Tests include thermal effects using embedded high bandwidth thermocouples, paint adhesion testing, tensile testing, and others.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICALEO 2006 - 25th International Congress on Applications of Laser and Electro-Optics - Congress Proceedings
StatePublished - 2006
EventICALEO 2006 - 25th International Congress on Applications of Laser and Electro-Optics - Scottsdale, AZ, United States
Duration: Oct 30 2006Nov 2 2006

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OtherICALEO 2006 - 25th International Congress on Applications of Laser and Electro-Optics
CountryUnited States
CityScottsdale, AZ
Period10/30/0611/2/06

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Paint
laser
Lasers
Composite materials
Hazardous Waste
refurbishment
Tensile testing
Thermocouples
hazardous waste
adhesion
temperature effect
Thermal effects
Turbomachine blades
Adhesion
Rotors
Bandwidth
damage
Testing
Processing
analysis

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Reutzel, E. W., Knock, K., Wool, M. R., & Meinert, Jr., K. C. (2006). Experimental analysis of laser stripping effects on thin composites. In ICALEO 2006 - 25th International Congress on Applications of Laser and Electro-Optics - Congress Proceedings [1603]
Reutzel, Edward William ; Knock, K. ; Wool, M. R. ; Meinert, Jr., Kenneth C. / Experimental analysis of laser stripping effects on thin composites. ICALEO 2006 - 25th International Congress on Applications of Laser and Electro-Optics - Congress Proceedings. 2006.
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Reutzel, EW, Knock, K, Wool, MR & Meinert, Jr., KC 2006, Experimental analysis of laser stripping effects on thin composites. in ICALEO 2006 - 25th International Congress on Applications of Laser and Electro-Optics - Congress Proceedings., 1603, ICALEO 2006 - 25th International Congress on Applications of Laser and Electro-Optics, Scottsdale, AZ, United States, 10/30/06.

Experimental analysis of laser stripping effects on thin composites. / Reutzel, Edward William; Knock, K.; Wool, M. R.; Meinert, Jr., Kenneth C.

ICALEO 2006 - 25th International Congress on Applications of Laser and Electro-Optics - Congress Proceedings. 2006. 1603.

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