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Structural health monitoring of fiber-reinforced composite plates for low-velocity impact damage using ultrasonic Lamb wave tomography
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Volume: 5
Issue: 3
Pages: 243 - 253
The feasibility of imaging low-velocity impact damage in thin multi-layered composite plates using Lamb wave tomography is explored. Low-velocity impact damages (6-20 J) are induced by the drop-weight method on graphite fiber epoxy matrix composite laminates of cross-ply and quasi-isotropic lay-up and the damage assessment is carried out by conventional C-scans and ultrasonic Lamb wave tomography. Lamb wave based tomography based on modified cross-hole sensor configuration is used to image the damage as a function of impact energy for graphite composite plates. The reconstructed tomograms are able to capture the lateral extent of the damage even for impact energies as low as 11 J in a 2 mm graphite epoxy quasi-isotropic lay-up sample that can be classified as barely visible impact damage. Copyright © 2006 SAGE Publications.
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JournalStructural Health Monitoring
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