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Guided wave propagation study on laminated composites by frequency-wavenumber technique
Author(s): Zhenhua Tian; Lingyu Yu; Cara A. C. Leckey
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Paper Abstract

Toward the goal of delamination detection and quantification in laminated composites, this paper examines guided wave propagation and wave interaction with delamination damage in laminated carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites using frequency-wavenumber (f-k) analysis. Three-dimensional elastodynamic finite integration technique (EFIT) is used to acquire simulated time-space wavefields for a CFRP composite. The time-space wavefields show trapped waves in the delamination region. To unveil the wave propagation physics, the time-space wavefields are further analyzed by using two-dimensional (2D) Fourier transforms (FT). In the analysis results, new f-k components are observed when the incident guided waves interact with the delamination damage. These new f-k components in the simulations are experimentally verified through data obtained from scanning laser Doppler vibrometer (SLDV) tests. By filtering the new f-k components, delamination damage is detected and quantified.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 April 2014
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9063, Nondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security 2014, 90631O (10 April 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2044927
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Zhenhua Tian, Univ. of South Carolina (United States)
Lingyu Yu, Univ. of South Carolina (United States)
Cara A. C. Leckey, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9063:
Nondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security 2014
H. Felix Wu; Tzu-Yang Yu; Andrew L. Gyekenyesi; Peter J. Shull, Editor(s)

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