Ultrasonic NDE of transverse cracks in laminated composites Conference Paper uri icon


  • The reflection technique was used to examine a number of graphite/epoxy coupons, 0.5 mm-1 mm thick, which had been subjected to monotonic tensile loading prior to ultrasonic test. A large number of transverse cracks were detected. The cracks were also recorded by an examination of the edges using an optical microscope, an excellent correlation between the optical and the ultrasonic images was observed.

author list (cited authors)

  • Maslov, K., Kim, R., Kinra, V. K., & Pagano, N.

publication date

  • December 1998