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Longitudinal wave propagation measuring technique for structural health monitoring
Author(s): Zhongwei Jiang; Kazuhisa Kabeya; Seiji Chonan
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Paper Abstract

This work presents a practical and quantitative technique for assessment of the location and characterization of damages by longitudinal wave propagation measuring method. It is shown that the damage location can be simply determined by taking the difference of the time response between the healthy condition and the damaged condition, and the damage state would be quantified by the power consumption metric defined in frequency domain. The accuracy and the efficiency were validated by the experiment results on a simple aluminum beam. Further, the technique using piezoelectric materials as actuator and sensor separately and simultaneously is also demonstrated in order to reduce the numbers of the PZT patches embedded in the structures and the cost for wiring.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3668, Smart Structures and Materials 1999: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems, (9 June 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.350713
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Zhongwei Jiang, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Kazuhisa Kabeya, NKK Corp. (Japan)
Seiji Chonan, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3668:
Smart Structures and Materials 1999: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems
Norman M. Wereley, Editor(s)

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