Application Note: Composite Heat Damage Measurement using the Handheld Agilent 4100 ExoScan FTIR
30 May 2014
The Agilent 4100 ExoScan FTIR enables large parts to be easily, non- destructively measured to determine the amount of heat damage present. Thermal damage causes oxidation of the epoxy resin component of composite materials, which can lead to a loss of strength. The 4100 ExoScan FTIR is a portable handheld FTIR, which can measure heat damaged composites on large parts in situ. The 4100 ExoScan enables even large parts to be measured in any orientation. Customized optics are designed to obtain an optimum focus when the 4100 ExoScan is placed in contact with the sample, enabling easy sample measurement.