Ultrasonic Guided Waves for NDE of Adhesively Bonded Structures

Joseph Lawrence Rose, K. M. Rajana, M. K.T. Hansch

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A rather sophisticated guided wave technology is introduced to solve a practical aging aircraft problem of delaminations and/or corrosion detection in either a lap splice joint or a tear strap, A Double Spring Hopping Probe is designed to achieve excellent contact on a curved aircraft structures. A guided wave resonance tuning concept for frequency is also discussed with respect to attaining reliable bond integrity measurements. A variety of experiments are discussed including experiments performed during the field trial on a Boeing 737–222 aircraft.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-82
Number of pages12
JournalThe Journal of Adhesion
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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