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The influence of disbond defects on Lamb wave testing in GLARE composites
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, the influence of disbonds on Lamb wave propagation in GLARE composites is described. Guided Lamb waves were launched and detected with Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) comb transducers. Disbond defects were introduced with ball drop test to study their influence on the Lamb wave signals. The amplitudes of the detected Lamb wave signals show distinct differences with and without disbonds, which can be used to monitor the disbond growth. In addition, a thermal imaging technique was applied to inspect the disbond region so as to cross-correlate the disbond size with its influence on the Lamb wave signals measured by the PVDF sensors. It is demonstrated that the amplitudes of the Ao mode Lamb wave decrease exponentially with increasing disbond size.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 April 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7650, Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2010, 76502P (8 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.847625
Show Author Affiliations
Qiaojian Huang, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Brad Regez, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Sridhar Krishnaswamy, Northwestern Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7650:
Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2010
Tribikram Kundu, Editor(s)

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