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Application of ultrasonic Lamb wave techniques to the evaluation of advanced composite structures
Author(s): S. Gareth Pierce; Brian Culshaw; Graeme Manson; Keith Worden; Wieslaw J. Staszewski
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Paper Abstract

Ultrasonic Lamb waves have been investigated extensively for damage detection in advanced composite materials. They are particularly suitable for proving thin plate structures of large area, where the Lamb wave approach offers a considerable saving in time over through-the-thickness inspection. However the potential complexity of the propagation can introduce significant difficulties to the technique. We present a review of work conducted at The University of Strathclyde in collaboration with several European partners into the feasibility of Lamb wave inspection. Specifically we will address issues of Lamb wave generation, propagation, defect interaction and detection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 June 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3986, Smart Structures and Materials 2000: Sensory Phenomena and Measurement Instrumentation for Smart Structures and Materials, (12 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.388096
Show Author Affiliations
S. Gareth Pierce, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Brian Culshaw, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Graeme Manson, Univ. of Sheffield (United Kingdom)
Keith Worden, Univ. of Sheffield (United Kingdom)
Wieslaw J. Staszewski, Univ. of Sheffield (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3986:
Smart Structures and Materials 2000: Sensory Phenomena and Measurement Instrumentation for Smart Structures and Materials
Richard O. Claus; William B. Spillman Jr., Editor(s)

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