NCU Inspection of Honeycomb Panel Composites
Ultran used non-contact ultrasound to inspect Nomex and aluminum honeycomb cores of various thicknesses and cell dimensions.
Ultran’s technology is capable of accurately inspecting very thick panels. Non-contact ultrasound can detect core damage and delamination of the honeycomb core and skin. Focused NCU is capable of very high resolution for detection of small defects.
C-Scan Images of Various Honeycomb Panel Compositions
Comparison of Unfocused (left) and Focused Analysis of Nomex Core Honeycomb Panels
Very High Resolution using Focused Ultrasound
Honeycomb Panel with Internal Structure