Lamb Wave Interaction with Adhesively Bonded Stiffeners and Disbonds Using 3D Vibrometry
AbstractThere are many advantages to adhesively bonding stiffeners onto aircraft structures rather than using traditional mechanical fastening methods. However there is a lack of confidence of the structural integrity of adhesively bonded joints over time. Acousto-ultrasonic Lamb waves have shown great potential in structural health monitoring applications in both metallic and composite structures. This paper presents an experimental investigation of the use of acousto-ultrasonic Lamb waves for the monitoring of adhesively bonded joints in metallic structures using 3D scanning laser vibrometry. Two stiffened panels were manufactured, one with an intentional disbonded region. Lamb wave interaction with the healthy and disbonded stiffeners was investigated at three excitation frequencies. A windowed root-mean-squared technique was applied to quantify where Lamb wave energy was reflected, attenuated and transmitted across the structure enabling the size and shape of the defect to be visualised which was verified by traditional ultrasonic inspection techniques. View Full-Text
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Marks, R.; Clarke, A.; Featherston, C.; Paget, C.; Pullin, R. Lamb Wave Interaction with Adhesively Bonded Stiffeners and Disbonds Using 3D Vibrometry. Appl. Sci. 2016, 6, 12.
Marks R, Clarke A, Featherston C, Paget C, Pullin R. Lamb Wave Interaction with Adhesively Bonded Stiffeners and Disbonds Using 3D Vibrometry. Applied Sciences. 2016; 6(1):12.Chicago/Turabian Style
Marks, Ryan; Clarke, Alastair; Featherston, Carol; Paget, Christophe; Pullin, Rhys. 2016. "Lamb Wave Interaction with Adhesively Bonded Stiffeners and Disbonds Using 3D Vibrometry." Appl. Sci. 6, no. 1: 12.
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