Ultrasonic Ply‐by‐Ply Detection of Matrix Cracks in Laminated Composites Conference Paper uri icon


  • Using an ultrasonic technique matrix cracks in each of the plies of a quasi-isotropic composite laminate were detected even in the presence of a rather high density of cracks in all of the plies. The ultrasonic data were corroborated by comparing them with the corresponding results obtained by using the traditional methods of optical microscopy and X-radiography, and an excellent quantitative correlation was observed between the two. © 2005 American Institute of Physics.

author list (cited authors)

  • Kinra, V. K., & Ganpatye, A. S.

publication date

  • January 1, 2005 11:11 AM


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