Scanning Laser Vibrometry for Lamb Wave Evaluation of Composite Tubulars Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper is concerned with the development of a technique for long-range ultrasonic nondestructive inspection of composite tubulars. A dry-contact piezoelectric transducer is used to excite Lamb waves in the axial direction. The field scattered by a defect and/or the mode shape distortion caused by the defect is measured by the use of a laser vibrometer. The presence of the defect is indicated by anomalies in the scattered field. The technique was tested on glass/epoxy composite tubes. It is shown that the presence of a defect (for example, a delamination of 1 cm diameter) can be remotely detected as far away as one meter from the transmitter, and its position can be located with an accuracy of a few centimeters.

published proceedings

  • Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation

author list (cited authors)

  • MASLOV, K., & KINRA, V. K.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors


publication date

  • December 1998