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Numerical analysis of PZT rebar active sensing system for structural health monitoring of RC structure
Author(s): F. Wu; J. Yi; W. J. Li
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Paper Abstract

An active sensing diagnostic system for reinforced concrete SHM has been under investigation. Test results show that the system can detect the damage of the structure. To fundamentally understand the damage algorithm and therefore to establish a robust diagnostic method, accurate Finite Element Analysis (FEA) for the system becomes essential. For the system, a rebar with surface bonded PZT under a transient wave load was simulated and analyzed using commercial FEA software. A detailed 2D axi-symmetric model for a rebar attaching PZT was first established. The model simulates the rebar with wedges, an epoxy adhesive layer, as well as a PZT layer. PZT material parameter transformation with high order tensors was discussed due to the format differences between IEEE Standard and ANSYS. The selection of material properties such as Raleigh damping coefficients was discussed. The direct coupled-field analysis type was selected during simulation. The results from simulation matched well with the experimental data. Further simulation for debonding damage detection for concrete beam with the PZT rebar has been performed. And the numerical results have been validated with test results too. The good consistency between two proves that the numerical models were reasonably accurate. Further system optimization has been performed based on these models. By changing PZT layout and size, the output signals could be increased with magnitudes. And the damage detection signals have been found to be increased exponentially with the debonding size of the rebar.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 2014
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9063, Nondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security 2014, 906314 (9 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2045560
Show Author Affiliations
F. Wu, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
J. Yi, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
W. J. Li, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9063:
Nondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security 2014
H. Felix Wu; Tzu-Yang Yu; Andrew L. Gyekenyesi; Peter J. Shull, Editor(s)

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