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Recent Advances in the Ultrasonic Polar Scan Method for Characterizing (Degraded) Fiber Reinforced Plastics

M. KERSEMANS, A. MARTENS, W. VAN PAEPEGEM, S. DELRUE, J. DEGRIECK, K. VAN DEN ABEELE

Abstract


The ultrasonic polar scan (UPS) technique originated in the 1980's as a sophisticated method for inspecting composites. However, it is only in recent times that the true capabilities and strengths of the UPS methodology have been evidenced through experiment and simulation. Nowadays, the UPS method exists in different versions which led to several novel applications in the field of material inspection and characterization. This contribution gives an overview of our recent advances.

doi: 10.12783/SHM2015/323


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