Nondestructive Evaluation of Composite Laminates by Leaky Lamb Waves Using a Bubbler Device

  • Yoseph Bar-Cohen
  • D. E. Chimenti


The application of Leaky Lamb waves (LLW) to nondestructive testing in field conditions was studied using a bubbler device. To reduce the sensitivity of LLW modes to surface curvature, the dispersion curve of LLW in graphite/epoxy laminates was used in the design of the bubbler. The results are described and discussed.


Dispersion Curve Composite Laminate Resin Content Rubber Sleeve Broadband Pulse 
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    Bar-Cohen, Y., and Chimenti, D. E., Proceedings of the 11th World Conference on Nondestructive Testing, Vol. III, hosted by ASNT, Taylor Publishing Co., Dallas, Texas, (1985), pp 1661–1668.Google Scholar
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    Chimenti, D. E., and Bar-Cohen, Y., IEEE 1985 Ultrasonic Symposium Proceedings, B. R. McAvoy, ed., IEEE, New York, (1986).Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoseph Bar-Cohen
    • 1
  • D. E. Chimenti
    • 2
  1. 1.Douglas Aircraft CompanyMcDonnell Douglas CorporationLong BeachUSA
  2. 2.Materials LaboratoryAir Force Wright Aeronautic LaboratoriesWright Patterson Air Force BaseUSA

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