Investigating vibration characteristics of magnetostrictive transducers for air-coupled ultrasonic NDT of composites

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In this study, high-power ultrasonics has been used for non-contact nondestructive testing of composites. Air-coupled magnetostrictive ultrasonic transducers provide reasonable amplitudes of horn oscillations even if this type of ultrasonic stimulation is close to the idle mode. Four types of ultrasonic horns have been designed and manufactured in order to choose an optimal horn configuration. For each horn, the dependence of vibration amplitude on ultrasonic unit power has been found to exhibit a good match between the theoretical and experimental results. The resonance frequencies and amplitudes of oscillatory velocity were experimentally evaluated by using the technique of scanning laser vibrometry and modeled by means of the Autodesk Inventor software. An air-coupled magnetostrictive transducer, in conjunction with an optimized horn, has been used in the evaluation of impact damage in a graphite epoxy composite and detection of water and excessive epoxy adhesive in an aviation honeycomb panel. It is expected that the technique of air-coupled ultrasonics may be useful for inspecting thin, fragile and hydrophilic materials.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102151
JournalNDT and E International
Volume107
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2019

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Nondestructive examination
Vibrations (mechanical)
Transducers
transducers
ultrasonics
Ultrasonics
vibration
composite materials
air
Composite materials
Air
Graphite epoxy composites
graphite-epoxy composites
Ultrasonic transducers
impact damage
Aviation
aeronautics
Adhesives
stimulation
adhesives

Keywords

  • Laser vibrometry
  • Non-contact
  • Ultrasonics
  • Vibration methods
  • Wave propagation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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