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Recent advancement on the NDE of structures by means of highly nonlinear solitary waves
Author(s): Xianglei Ni; Piervincenzo Rizzo
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we propose the use of highly nonlinear solitary waves (HNSWs) for the nondestructive evaluation of aluminum lap-joints bonded by high-strength two ton epoxy. A HNSW transducer was used to generate and detect the propagation of incident and reflected HNSWs. The time of flight and amplitude ratio of the reflected HNSW were adopted to interpret the bonding condition of aluminum lap-joints. Two experiments are reported. In the first experiment we monitor the curing process of a two-ton epoxy at aluminum lap-joints. In the second experiment we detect different bonding condition of aluminum lap-joints such as good bonding, fair bonding (with undesired resin to hardener ratios), slide bonding, and no bonding, after the epoxy was fully cured. The results of experiments show the proposed method is able to detect different bonding conditions of aluminum lap-joints.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 April 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8345, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2012, 83450E (3 April 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.914802
Show Author Affiliations
Xianglei Ni, Univ. of Pittsburgh (United States)
Piervincenzo Rizzo, Univ. of Pittsburgh (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8345:
Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2012
Masayoshi Tomizuka; Chung-Bang Yun; Jerome P. Lynch, Editor(s)

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