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Modeling of piezoelectric-based Lamb wave generation and sensing for structural health monitoring
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Paper Abstract

Among the various schemes being considered for Structural Health Monitoring (SHM), Lamb-wave testing has shown great promise. While Lamb-wave testing using hand-held transducers for Non Destructive Evaluation (NDE) is a well-established technology, Lamb-wave testing for SHM using surface-bonded/embedded piezos is a relatively new field. Little effort has been made towards a precise characterization of Lamb-wave excitation using piezos and often the various parameters involved are chosen without mathematical foundation. In this work, modeling of transient plane and circular-crested Lamb-wave generation and sensing using surface-bonded piezos in isotropic plates based on the 3-D linear elasticity equations is explored. Equations for the output voltage response of surface-bonded piezo-sensors in Lamb-wave fields are presented and optimization of the actuator/sensor geometry and materials is done based on those. Finally, numerical and experimental results to examine the validity of these models are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5391, Smart Structures and Materials 2004: Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems, (29 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.540269
Show Author Affiliations
Ajay Raghavan, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Carlos E. S. Cesnik, Univ. of Michigan (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5391:
Smart Structures and Materials 2004: Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems
Shih-Chi Liu, Editor(s)

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