to this webpage (available only in English) containing information about my research and PhD thesis.
The PhD thesis on Defect detection in plates using guided waves was accepted in 2001 on the recommendation of Prof. Dr. M.B. Sayir (examiner), Prof. Dr. P. Cawley (coexaminer), and Prof. Dr. S.K. Datta (coexaminer).
On the next few pages you can find a short summary of my PhD thesis, the application of the developed NDT method for the detection and monitoring of fatigue cracks in aerospace structures, and further information on my research. The complete thesis is available from ETH library using the following link:
This dissertation deals with the propagation and scattering
of guided waves in plates for the nondestructive testing (NDT) of aerospace
Guided waves have the advantage of propagating over large distances, thus
allowing the fast and efficient detection of defects in large structures. The
specific problem studied is the detection of fatigue cracks at rivet and
fastener holes in aluminum sheets, as used in aircraft fuselage and wings.
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