Laser ultrasonic technique has received increasing attentions in the past decade due to its contactless nature and a wide range of applications have been reported. In this review, applications of laser ultrasonic technique developed at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA) as well as elsewhere for non-destructive testing in composite laminates are presented. The principles of generating and detecting in a laser ultrasonic system are introduced, three different system configurations are also introduced with each configuration’s advantages and disadvantages explained. More importantly, two major applications developed at NUAA for composite laminates are presented including damage detection, stiffness reconstruction and fatigue life prediction. Both applications are realized by a fixed-point PZT sensor and scanning pulse laser based on the linear reciprocal theorem. Analytical method and numerical models are employed and developed to realize the functionalities.
QIU Jinhao,TAO Chongcong,JI Hongli,ZHANG Chao,ZHAO Jinling.Damage Detection and Material Property Reconstruction of Composite Laminates Using Laser Ultrasonic Technique[J].Transactions of Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics,2019,36(1):3-19