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On the influence of experimental parameters on the consistency of the LDR-based defect detection approach applied to composite material structures
* 1, 2 , 1 , 1
1  Mechanical Engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
2  SIM M3 program, Technologiepark 935, B-9052 Zwijnaarde, Belgium


The Local Defect Resonance (LDR) approach is a technique which is used to detect and localize defects in structural components in a non-invasive way. In this contribution, we will assess whether the local resonance frequencies changes by altering a set of experimental testing conditions (i.e. imposed boundary condition, number of excitation points and excitation location). The specimen is made of a carbon fiber reinforced polymer and contains multiple flat bottom holes. However, here, we will focus on three detectable defects. The measured response analyzed through a parametric data-processing approach confirms that the local resonance frequencies are independent of the proposed changes.

Keywords: Local defect resonance; Composites; Defect characterization; Laser Doppler Vibrometer; Non-destructive inspection