TITLE

Making light of damage

AUTHOR(S)
Knight, Helen
PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);6/25/2004, Vol. 293 Issue 7654, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that composite fibers could be used as optical sensing devices, using light to illuminate damaged areas of an aircraft structure. Use of embedded triboluminescent crystals which emit light when cracked open, within fibers of composites.
ACCESSION #
13606000

 

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