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Balance technique for monitoring in situ structural integrity of prismatic structures
Author(s): Kara J. Peters; Peter D. Washabaugh
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Paper Abstract

A general method to monitor the structural integrity of prismatic structures composed of simple isotropic linear elastic materials is described and justified by a detailed mathematical model. This technique is distinct from usual approaches in that a small number of distributed sensors is shown to be sensitive to the presence of damage throughout the entire volume of a structure without determining its location. In addition, this approach inherently operates as a binary sensor thus alleviating the need to collect a large amount of data. Potential extensions to more general structural geometries and materials are also described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 April 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2444, Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Smart Sensing, Processing, and Instrumentation, (20 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.207693
Show Author Affiliations
Kara J. Peters, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Peter D. Washabaugh, Univ. of Michigan (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2444:
Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Smart Sensing, Processing, and Instrumentation
William B. Spillman, Editor(s)

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