Identification of Barely Visible Impact Damages on a Stiffened Composite Panel with a Probability-based Approach

@inproceedings{Bonet2015IdentificationOB,
  title={Identification of Barely Visible Impact Damages on a Stiffened Composite Panel with a Probability-based Approach},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Bonet and Benjamin Eckstein and Richard Loendersloot and Peter Wierach},
  year={2015}
}
A probability-based damage detection algorithm has been implemented in order to identify barely visible impact damages in two composite stiffened panels by means of Acousto Ultrasonics (AU). A modification of RAPID (reconstruction algorithm for probabilistic inspection of defects) has been implemented to adapt the algorithm to the current structures and transducer networks. An improvement of 40% in the localization accuracy is obtained with the new algorithm.