Ray tracing and FMC simulation in curved composite structures

Callum Lanherne, Paul Wilcox*

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Abstract

Composite materials present many challenges for the NDE community. Addressed here is the phenomenon of ray bending due to the introduction of curvature into anisotropic materials, using Dijsktra's algorithm for tracing rays. The influence of several important parameters is identified, and Dijkstra's algorithm is applied to calculating TFM focal laws in both simulated and experimental data. In both cases, an improvement in image quality is observed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication45th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Volume 38
EditorsSimon Laflamme, Stephen Holland, Leonard J. Bond
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics (AIP)
Number of pages7
Volume2102
Edition38
ISBN (Electronic)9780735418325
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 May 2019
Event45th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, QNDE 2018 - Burlington, United States
Duration: 15 Jul 201819 Jul 2018

Conference

Conference45th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, QNDE 2018
CountryUnited States
CityBurlington
Period15/07/1819/07/18

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