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Visualisation of guided wave propagation by ultrasonic imaging methods

Hillger, Wolfgang and Szewieczek, Artur (2011) Visualisation of guided wave propagation by ultrasonic imaging methods. International Journal of Materials and Product Technology, Vol. 41 (No.1/2/3/4 ), pp. 191-201. Interscience. DOI: 10.1504/IJMPT.2011.040296. ISSN 0268-1900.

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Structural health monitoring (SHM) with Lamb waves (LWs) principally enables an in-service damage detection of large aircraft components without time-consuming scanning. Piezoelectric elements can be effectively used as senders and receivers for LWs. However, the complex interaction between defects and Lamb waves – especially for composites, the presence of two wave modes in minimum and its dispersive behaviour and reflections from all structure elements contribute to receiver signals which are very difficult to predict and to evaluate. Ultrasonic imaging technique (UIT) can also be used for the visualisation of LW propagation in composites especially using air-coupled techniques. Out of the recorded full-wave data calculations of Lamb wave A-, B-, C- and D-scans and video animations can be carried out. Examples of visualisation in composites such as monolithic specimens, a stringer stiffened laminate and a sandwich tail boom which impressively show the Lamb wave propagation and also their interaction with defects.

Document Type:Article
Title:Visualisation of guided wave propagation by ultrasonic imaging methods
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Hillger, WolfgangDLR-FA
Szewieczek, ArturDLR-FA
Journal or Publication Title:International Journal of Materials and Product Technology
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:Vol. 41
Page Range:pp. 191-201
Keywords:Lamb waves; ultrasonic imaging; carbon fibre composites; damage detection; structural health monitoring; SHM; visualisation; guided wave propagation; NDT; nondestructive testing; aircraft components; large components; piezoelectric elements; video animation.
HGF - Research field:other
HGF - Program:other
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:no assignement
DLR - Program:no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):other
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems > Multifunctional Materials
Deposited By: Wolfgang Hillger
Deposited On:24 Jan 2012 07:50
Last Modified:26 Mar 2013 13:37

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