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Aerospace NDT Part 2: Inspection of Composite Materials

The following is the second of a two-part series on nondestructive testing (NDT) for the aerospace industry. The text and figures have been excerpted from Aerospace NDT, an ASNT Industry Handbook (2014). Part 2 focuses on the NDT of composites, which are widely used in aircraft and spacecraft structures. This article touches on the key NDT methods and techniques that are commonly used.


ASM, 2001, ASM Handbook 21: Composites, ASM International, Materials Park, OH.

ASNT, 1993, Nondestructive Testing Handbook, Vol. 8: Visual and Optical Testing, 2nd edition, American Society for Nondestructive Testing, Columbus, OH. 

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