Identifying Fluid Ingress in Composite Honeycomb Structures

Sep 2013  •  Aerospace  •  Application Development

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Inversa conducted a BCT trial for the Canadian Government to evaluate fluid presence in enclosed composite honeycomb structures found in the wings of military aircraft. An investigation was conducted to test BCT’s ability to identify different fluids through a layer of carbon fibre.

Insight™ is capable of identifying and quantifying fluid ingress within structures, and identifying different fluids based on their relative densities. These unique capabilities allow the identification of such anomalies without disassembling the structure; in this case an aircraft wing.