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Details of the electromechanical (E/M) impedance health monitoring of spot-welded structural joints
Author(s): Victor Giurgiutiu; Anthony P. Reynolds; Craig A. Rogers
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Paper Abstract

Health monitoring of structural joints is a major concern of the engineering community. Among joining techniques, spot- welding play a major role. Spot welding is the traditional method of assembly for steel-based automotive structures, while spot-welding of aluminum is being considered for future vehicular structures. Though spot welding of steel is well researched and understood, the spot-welding of aluminum still poses a considerable challenge. The durability and health monitoring of aluminum spot-welded joint is of major importance. The present paper addresses the use of electro- mechanical method and piezoelectric active sensors for health monitoring spot-welded structural joints.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3668, Smart Structures and Materials 1999: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems, (9 June 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.350714
Show Author Affiliations
Victor Giurgiutiu, Univ. of South Carolina (United States)
Anthony P. Reynolds, Univ. of South Carolina (United States)
Craig A. Rogers, Univ. of South Carolina (United States)


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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