Foundations of Acoustic
Methods Used in Non-Destructive
Inspection of Laminated Materials

By Alexei V. Kononov
December 2003
Delft University Press
ISBN: 90-407-2466-0
199 pages, Illustrated, 6 " x 9 "
$77.50 Paper Original

This is a Ph.D. dissertation. Ultrasonic inspection has become one of the most popular non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques because of its versatility and easy operation. It can detect internal cracks and inclusion type defects in homogenous or layered materials, often without much difficulty. Layered materials, which are also called laminated materials, have become widely used in the aerospace industry, naval engineering and many other industries, and thus have attracted considerable interest of researchers in the last two decades. This book will give a concise overview of the research work conducted in the area of nondestructive testing of laminated materials, where emphasis will be placed on those NDT techniques and theoretical aspects that are closely related to experimental techniques. Some analytical and experimental research in this direction has been done at Delft University of Technology. This work is considered in more detail at the end of the overview.

Contents include: Introduction, Conventional Methods: Basic Concepts, Laser Ultrasonics, Moving Photothermal Sources, Introduction to the Anistropic Lamina Properties and Conclusions.


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