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Ultrasonic imaging using laser generation and piezoelectric air- coupled detection

Wright, WMD and Hutchins, D.A. and Hayward, Gordon and Gachagan, Anthony (1996) Ultrasonic imaging using laser generation and piezoelectric air- coupled detection. Ultrasonics, 34 (2-5). pp. 405-409. ISSN 0041-624X

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A non-contact ultrasonic system using a pulsed laser source and a wideband 1-3 connectivity PZT/epoxy composite transducer as a receiver has been used to produce images of defects in a variety of materials. Using both time and frequency information, through transmission images have been formed of delaminations and machined defects in both carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) and pultruded glass-fibre reinforced composites. Lamb waves have also been used to reconstruct tomographic images using a filtered back projection algorithm, for defects in thin plates of CFRP and Perspex.