Ultrasonic guided wave propagation in a repaired stiffened composite panel

Sikdar, Shirsendu, Fiborek, Piotr, Malinowski, Paweł and Ostachowicz, Wiesław (2019) Ultrasonic guided wave propagation in a repaired stiffened composite panel. In: Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems XIII. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering . SPIE, USA. ISBN 9781510625990

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Stiffened carbon-fibre-reinforced composite structures are extensively used in the aerospace industry for constructing aircraft wings, fuselage, and several other structural components. These structures are often prone to damage due to ageing, cyclic loading and impact. The wave propagation based structural health monitoring technique is widely used for identifying such damage in these structures. This paper presents the analysis of guided wave propagation in a repaired stiffened composite aircraft-wing panel, in order to understand the wave propagation phenomenon in such complex multi-layered structure. Towards this, a coordinated theoretical, numerical and experimental investigation has been carried out. The dispersion curves for the structure are theoretically obtained by using a fast and efficient semi-analytical model to study the dispersion characteristics of the propagating guided waves at the high-frequency range. An extensive finite element based numerical simulation of guided wave propagation in the sample structure is carried out in ABAQUS. Based on the theoretically obtained dispersion curves, different wave modes in the signals are effectively identified. It is observed that the presence of a localized patch repair region in the structure significantly influences the wave mode amplitudes and propagation velocities. Laboratory experiments are then conducted, in order to verify the numerical simulation results. A good agreement is noticed between the simulation and experimental results, in all the cases studied. A series of parametric study is also numerically carried out, in order to check the influence of repaired region size on the propagating guided wave modes in the structure.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: The authors acknowledge support by European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement no 636494 – project 'Quality assurance concepts for adhesive bonding of aircraft composite structures by advanced NDT'. The authors also acknowledge the support from the Polish National Science Centre (NCN) under grant agreement number: UMO-2018/29/B/ST8/02904 in the frame of the OPUS 15 project. Publisher Copyright: © 2019 SPIE.
Uncontrolled Keywords: dispersion,guided wave,patch repair,piezoelectric transducer,stiffened composite panel,electronic, optical and magnetic materials,condensed matter physics,computer science applications,applied mathematics,electrical and electronic engineering ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2500/2504
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Engineering
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Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2021 08:26
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2023 22:38
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/82033
DOI: 10.1117/12.2514339

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