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Ultrasonic verification of composite structures


Ultrasonic Verification is a new method for the monitoring large surface areas of CFRP by ultrasound with few sensors. The echo response of a transmitted pulse through the structure is compared with the response of an earlier obtained reference signal to calculate a fidelity parameter.

A change in fidelity over time is indicative for a new defect in the structure. This paper presents an experimental assessment of the effectiveness and reproducibility of the method.


Pelt, M., Boer, R. J., Schoemaker, C., & Sprik, R. (2014). Ultrasonic verification of composite structures. In EWSHM-7th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring.

8 July 2014

Publication date

Jul 2014


de Boer, R.J.
Sprik, R.