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Table of Contents ECNDT '98

Session: Aerospace

Ultrasonic Inspection of Adaptive CFRP-Structures

J. Pohl* - Uni. of Magdeburg, Germany.
*Corresponding Author Contact:
Otto-von-Guericke Univ. IWW, D-39016 Magdeburg, Germany ; Juergen.Pohl@Masch-Bau.Uni-Magdeburg.DE


The adaptive material system

Ultrasonic techniques



As the results show, ultrasonic techniques are a valuable means of proving structural features, detection of flaws and estimation of piezoceramic performance in adaptive CFRP-composites. In this way a contribution to optimisation of material, structures and manufacture is provided. The used material, the manufacturing technique and the resulting structure affect detectability significantly. Regarding to the special conditions for ultrasonic propagation suitable techniques and image presentations have to be applied for successful application.


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