NDT.net - September 1998, Vol.3 No.9

Table of Contents ECNDT '98

Session: Aerospace

Automated And Non-destructive Inspection of Composite Helicopter Rotor Blades Using Advanced Shearography

MICHEL HONLET*
ANDREAS ETTEMEYER AND THOMAS WALZ
Dr. Ettemeyer GmbH & Co., D-89231 Neu-Ulm, Germany
CHRISTOPHE BOUJU
EUROCOPTER S.A., F-93126 La Courneuve, France
*Corresponding Author Contact:
HONLET Optical Systems GmbH, D-89284 Pfaffenhofen, Germany ; honlet@t-online.de

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Summary

Introduction


Fig 1: Automatic shearography inspection system for helicopter rotorblades.

Fig 2: Shearography camera included in the rotor blade inspection system. Its small dimensions (only a few inches) and light weight allowing easy positioning.

Fig 3: View inside of the vacuum chamber and rotor blade waiting to be inspected.

Fig 4: Control panel of the helicopter system: two monitors show the measuring results of both sides of the rotor blade.

Helicopter Rotor Blade Inspection System

Automatic Defect Analysis

Conclusion

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