Portable Automated Radio-Frequency Scanner for Non-destructive Testing of Carbon-Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Composites

B. Salski*, W. Gwarek, P. Kopyt, P. Theodorakeas, I. Hatziioannidis, M. Koui, A. Y B Chong, S. M. Tan, V. Kappatos, C. Selcuk, T. H. Gan

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Resumé

A portable automated scanner for non-destructive testing of carbon-fibre-reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites has been developed. Measurement head has been equipped with an array of newly developed radio-frequency (RF) inductive sensors mounted on a flexible arm, which allows the measurement of curved CFRP samples. The scanner is also equipped with vacuum sucks providing mechanical stability. RF sensors operate in a frequency range spanning from 10 up to 300 MHz, where the largest sensitivity to defects buried below the front CFRP surface is expected. Unlike to ultrasonic testing, which will be used for reference, the proposed technique does not require additional couplants. Moreover, negligible cost and high repeatability of inductive sensors allows developing large scanning arrays, thus, substantially speeding up the measurements of large surfaces. The objective will be to present the results of an extensive measurement campaign undertaken for both planar and curved large CFRP samples, pointing out major achievements and potential challenges that still have to be addressed.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer25
TidsskriftJournal of Nondestructive Evaluation
Vol/bind35
Udgave nummer2
Antal sider8
ISSN0195-9298
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1. jun. 2016
Udgivet eksterntJa

Fingeraftryk

Nondestructive examination
Carbon fibers
Inductive sensors
Composite materials
Polymers
Ultrasonic testing
Mechanical stability
Vacuum
Scanning
Defects
Sensors
Costs

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Salski, B. ; Gwarek, W. ; Kopyt, P. ; Theodorakeas, P. ; Hatziioannidis, I. ; Koui, M. ; Chong, A. Y B ; Tan, S. M. ; Kappatos, V. ; Selcuk, C. ; Gan, T. H. / Portable Automated Radio-Frequency Scanner for Non-destructive Testing of Carbon-Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Composites. I: Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation. 2016 ; Bind 35, Nr. 2.
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Portable Automated Radio-Frequency Scanner for Non-destructive Testing of Carbon-Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Composites. / Salski, B.; Gwarek, W.; Kopyt, P.; Theodorakeas, P.; Hatziioannidis, I.; Koui, M.; Chong, A. Y B; Tan, S. M.; Kappatos, V.; Selcuk, C.; Gan, T. H.

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