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Real-time health monitoring of a thin composite beam using a passive structural neural system
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Paper Abstract

A small size prototype of a Structural Neural System (SNS) was tested in real time for damage detection in a laboratory setting and the results are presented in this paper. The SNS is a passive online structural health monitoring (SHM) system that can detect small propagating damages in real time before the overall failure of the structure is realized. The passive SHM method is based on the concept of detecting acoustic emissions (AE) due to damage propagating. Propagating cracks were identified near the vicinity of a sensor in a composite specimen during fatigue testing. In the composite specimen, in additions to a propagating crack, fretting occurred because of slipping contact between the load points and the composite specimen. The SNS was able to predict the location of damage due to crack propagation and also detect signals from fretting simultaneously in real time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 March 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6177, Health Monitoring and Smart Nondestructive Evaluation of Structural and Biological Systems V, 61770H (15 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.658674
Show Author Affiliations
G. R. Kirikera, Univ. of Cincinnati (United States)
V. Shinde, Univ. of Cincinnati (United States)
M. J. Schulz, Univ. of Cincinnati (United States)
A. Ghoshal, United Technologies Research Ctr. (United States)
M. J. Sundaresan, North Carolina A&T State Univ. (United States)
J. W. Lee, Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (South Korea)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6177:
Health Monitoring and Smart Nondestructive Evaluation of Structural and Biological Systems V
Tribikram Kundu, Editor(s)

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