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Title: Materials characterization with integrated intelligent instruments

Abstract

High performance polymeric/ceramic composites have provided new capabilities in the aerospace, automotive, and consumer product industries. In-field performance of these materials is related to their chemical and physical microstructures, as well as to the formulation and processing operations in their fabrication. Instrumentation and methods used in trace organic analysis permit detailed studies of fibers, laminates, powders, or bulk solids. Analytical pyrolysis and supercritical fluid technologies are used in conjunction with spectral detection systems, such as mass spectrometry and/or Fourier transform infrared spectrometers to provide unique information about their chemical microstructure and composition. These data are basic to QA/QC and process operations that guide the manufacture of high quality products in diverse industries. Nondestructive, analyses are conducted with a laser scanner/computer system for automated detection of surface or internal flaws in composite materials. These applications use neural networks that are trained with data obtained from x-ray, ultrasonic, photographic, or other spectral patterns in studies of propellants and polymer/ceramic composites. Technology transfer is demonstrated by government-industry-academic cooperative research efforts that impact the design, engineering, and processing of new composite materials.

Authors:
; ; ; ; ;  [1];  [2]
  1. Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD (United States)
  2. Digital Instruments Corp., Newark, DE (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
89778
Report Number(s):
CONF-9409291-
ISBN 1-56676-220-0; TRN: IM9536%%208
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 9. technical conference of the American Society for Composites, Newark, DE (United States), 20-22 Sep 1994; Other Information: PBD: 1994; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of the American Society for Composites: Ninth technical conference; PB: 1319 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; 40 CHEMISTRY; COMPOSITE MATERIALS; NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; POLYMERS; CERAMICS; MICROSTRUCTURE; PYROLYSIS; GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY; FOURIER TRANSFORM SPECTROMETERS; MASS SPECTROSCOPY; SUPERCRITICAL FLUID CHROMATOGRAPHY; DEFECTS; LASERS; COMPUTER CALCULATIONS; NEURAL NETWORKS

Citation Formats

Liebman, S.A., Pesce-Rodriguez, R.A., Morris, J.B., McNesby, K., Gillich, C., Fifer, R.A., and Higgins, J.H. Materials characterization with integrated intelligent instruments. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Liebman, S.A., Pesce-Rodriguez, R.A., Morris, J.B., McNesby, K., Gillich, C., Fifer, R.A., & Higgins, J.H. Materials characterization with integrated intelligent instruments. United States.
Liebman, S.A., Pesce-Rodriguez, R.A., Morris, J.B., McNesby, K., Gillich, C., Fifer, R.A., and Higgins, J.H. Sat . "Materials characterization with integrated intelligent instruments". United States.
@article{osti_89778,
title = {Materials characterization with integrated intelligent instruments},
author = {Liebman, S.A. and Pesce-Rodriguez, R.A. and Morris, J.B. and McNesby, K. and Gillich, C. and Fifer, R.A. and Higgins, J.H.},
abstractNote = {High performance polymeric/ceramic composites have provided new capabilities in the aerospace, automotive, and consumer product industries. In-field performance of these materials is related to their chemical and physical microstructures, as well as to the formulation and processing operations in their fabrication. Instrumentation and methods used in trace organic analysis permit detailed studies of fibers, laminates, powders, or bulk solids. Analytical pyrolysis and supercritical fluid technologies are used in conjunction with spectral detection systems, such as mass spectrometry and/or Fourier transform infrared spectrometers to provide unique information about their chemical microstructure and composition. These data are basic to QA/QC and process operations that guide the manufacture of high quality products in diverse industries. Nondestructive, analyses are conducted with a laser scanner/computer system for automated detection of surface or internal flaws in composite materials. These applications use neural networks that are trained with data obtained from x-ray, ultrasonic, photographic, or other spectral patterns in studies of propellants and polymer/ceramic composites. Technology transfer is demonstrated by government-industry-academic cooperative research efforts that impact the design, engineering, and processing of new composite materials.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {12}
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