NDT of wind turbine blades using adapted ultrasonic and radiographic techniques

@article{Jasinien2009NDTOW,
  title={NDT of wind turbine blades using adapted ultrasonic and radiographic techniques},
  author={Elena Jasiūnienė and Renaldas Rai{\vs}utis and Reimondas Sliteris and A. Voleisis and A. Vladi{\vs}auskas and D. Mitchard and Mathew Amos},
  journal={Insight},
  year={2009},
  volume={51},
  pages={477-483}
}
The objective of this study was to adapt ultrasonic and radiographic techniques for the inspection of wind turbine blades and to compare the obtainedresults. The measurements performed show that radiographic techniques are capable of reliably detecting a number of structural defects within the blade. The adapted air-coupled ultrasonic technique, using Lamb waves, proved to be the most promising in terms of implementation as it only requires access to one side. However, the novel combination of… 

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