Ultrasonic IR thermographic inspection of graphite epoxy composite: A comparative study of piezoelectric and magnetostrictive stimulation

W. Swiderski, V. Vavilov

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In this paper the experimental results of piezoelectric and magnetostrictive ultrasonic stimulation are comparatively analyzed in the evaluation of impact damage in a graphite epoxy composite sample chosen for a round robin test. By comparing theoretical and experimental results, it is shown that the equivalent power of internal friction can reach some hundreds mill watt per a single crack.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-36
Number of pages4
JournalOpto-electronics Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2015



  • Graphite epoxy composite
  • IR thermography
  • Nondestructive testing
  • Ultrasonic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Radiation

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