Date of Award
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Master of Science (MS)
Second Committee Member
Methods for in-situ monitoring of high temperature composite materials are important in a number of technological applications. In this work a method is developed that makes use of solid cylindrical waveguides to monitor the change of elastic properties and the oxidation reaction of carbon-carbon composites with change in temperature. The apparatus is designed to allow ultrasonic measurements to be performed in a controlled atmosphere at temperatures up to llOO°C. Signal processing required to obtain quantitative information is considered for the experimental apparatus described.
Bunker, Sean Patrick, "Evaluation of Dynamic Properties of a Carbon-Carbon Composite at Elevated Temperatures." (2002). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 294.