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The ultrasonic polar scan for composite characterization and damage assessment: past, present and future

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In the early 1980’s, the ultrasonic polar scan (UPS) technique was developed to assess the fiber direction of composites in a nondestructive way. In spite of the recognition by several researchers as being a sophisticated and promising methodology for nondestructive testing (NDT) and materials science, little advance was made during the following 30 years. Recently however, the UPS technique experienced a strong revival and various modifications to the original UPS setup have been successfully implemented. This revival has exposed several powerful capabilities and interesting applications of the UPS technique for material characterization and damage assessment. This paper gives a short historical overview of the UPS technique for characterizing and inspecting (damaged) fiber-reinforced plastics. In addition, a few future research lines are given, which will further expand the applicability and potential of the UPS method to a broader range of (damaged) materials, bringing the UPS technique to the next level of maturity.
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ultrasonic polar scan, ultrasound, composites, NDT, damage, characterization, FIBER-REINFORCED COMPOSITES, ELASTIC-WAVE PROPAGATION, STIFFNESS MATRIX-METHOD, LAYERED ANISOTROPIC MEDIA, PLATES, SPECTROSCOPY

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Kersemans, Mathias, Arvid Martens, Joris Degrieck, Koen Van Den Abeele, Steven Delrue, Lincy Pyl, Filip Zastavnik, Hugo Sol, and Wim Van Paepegem. 2016. “The Ultrasonic Polar Scan for Composite Characterization and Damage Assessment: Past, Present and Future.” Applied Sciences-basel 6 (2).
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Kersemans, M., Martens, A., Degrieck, J., Van Den Abeele, K., Delrue, S., Pyl, L., Zastavnik, F., et al. (2016). The ultrasonic polar scan for composite characterization and damage assessment: past, present and future. APPLIED SCIENCES-BASEL, 6(2).
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Kersemans M, Martens A, Degrieck J, Van Den Abeele K, Delrue S, Pyl L, et al. The ultrasonic polar scan for composite characterization and damage assessment: past, present and future. APPLIED SCIENCES-BASEL. MDPI; 2016;6(2).
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Kersemans, Mathias et al. “The Ultrasonic Polar Scan for Composite Characterization and Damage Assessment: Past, Present and Future.” APPLIED SCIENCES-BASEL 6.2 (2016): n. pag. Print.
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  abstract     = {In the early 1980’s, the ultrasonic polar scan (UPS) technique was developed to assess the fiber direction of composites in a nondestructive way. In spite of the recognition by several researchers as being a sophisticated and promising methodology for nondestructive testing (NDT) and materials science, little advance was made during the following 30 years. Recently however, the UPS technique experienced a strong revival and various modifications to the original UPS setup have been successfully implemented. This revival has exposed several powerful capabilities and interesting applications of the UPS technique for material characterization and damage assessment. This paper gives a short historical overview of the UPS technique for characterizing and inspecting (damaged) fiber-reinforced plastics. In addition, a few future research lines are given, which will further expand the applicability and potential of the UPS method to a broader range of (damaged) materials, bringing the UPS technique to the next level of maturity.},
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  author       = {Kersemans, Mathias and Martens, Arvid and Degrieck, Joris and Van Den Abeele, Koen and Delrue, Steven and Pyl, Lincy and Zastavnik, Filip and Sol, Hugo and Van Paepegem, Wim},
  issn         = {2076-3417},
  journal      = {APPLIED SCIENCES-BASEL},
  keywords     = {ultrasonic polar scan,ultrasound,composites,NDT,damage,characterization,FIBER-REINFORCED COMPOSITES,ELASTIC-WAVE PROPAGATION,STIFFNESS MATRIX-METHOD,LAYERED ANISOTROPIC MEDIA,PLATES,SPECTROSCOPY},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  publisher    = {MDPI},
  title        = {The ultrasonic polar scan for composite characterization and damage assessment: past, present and future},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/app6020058},
  volume       = {6},
  year         = {2016},
}

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