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Ultrasonic condition monitoring of CFRP and GRP plates using a surface mounted source and an embedded optical-fiber sensor

Philp, WR and Pierce, Stephen and Gachagan, Anthony and McNab, A and Hayward, Gordon and Culshaw, B (1996) Ultrasonic condition monitoring of CFRP and GRP plates using a surface mounted source and an embedded optical-fiber sensor. In: 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Materials- 3rd European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials. SPIE, pp. 174-179.

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Abstract

Glass reinforced plastic (GRP) and carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CF'RP) laminates are durable, versatile and light-weight materials which are progressively replacing metals traditionally used in aerospace, automobile, rail, gas-storage and many other industries. If these composite structures were to debond, fracture or seriously degrade whilst in-service, public injury or catastrophic failure could result. Therefore, in-service condition monitoring techniques for composite structures are most significant and are of immediate importance.