Lamb Wave Mode Selection for Increased Sensitivity ot Interfacial Weaknesses of Adhesive Bonds
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Interface quality between layers in a layered structure is critical in fracture and fatigue analysis. A theoretical and quantitative solution to the problem from a NDE point of view would be desirable in both manufacturing and for in-service investigation of a variety of different structures. For example a great need exists to develop a reliable and efficient inspection program of adhesive bond delamination and interfacial weakness detection in aging aircraft noting that the bond degradation generally preceeds cracking in the aluminum skin, starting at the rivet holes.