Bondline inspection of complex structures using guided waves

Eric T. Hauck, Joseph L. Rose, Clark A. Moose

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Abstract

The use of structural adhesive joints is increasing in aerospace and naval applications. Scarf joints, used where dissimilar materials, such as metals and fiber reinforced composite materials are bonded, are difficult to inspect with traditional NDE methods. Ultrasonic guided wave transducers are developed using a hybrid semi-analytical finite element technique to assure the interrogation of the critical region of the joint. Further manipulation of the wave structure of the guided wave is performed using a transitional waveguide so that the impingement of ultrasonic energy into the joint is parallel with the joint interfaces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationReview of Progress in QuantitativeNondestructive Evaluation
Pages207-214
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event34th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation - Golden, CO, United States
Duration: Jul 22 2007Jul 27 2007

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume975
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other34th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityGolden, CO
Period7/22/077/27/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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