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Using diffuse field interferometry for structural and material characterization in complex aircraft structures
Author(s): Adelaide Duroux; James Ayers; Karim G. Sabra; Massimo Ruzzene
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Paper Abstract

Structural health monitoring (SHM) systems often rely on propagating elastic waves through complex structures, which can result in the formation of diffuse-fields. Diffuse fields fill the whole structure with energy and are characterized by energy equi-partition among all propagation modes. Due to their apparent complexity, diffuse-fields are not commonly used by conventional SHM systems. However, recent theoretical and experimental studies have demonstrated that the local Green's functions (GF) can be estimated from the cross-correlation of diffuse wavefields recorded between points of a sensor grid and generated by sources located remotely from the monitoring area. The Diffuse Field Interferometry (DFI) concept yields the GF between all measured points (e.g. nominal response of the structure), effectively transforming each measurement point into a virtual source. The resulting local GFs provide detailed information on the dynamic behavior of the material/structure under investigation. In this work, Green's functions are estimated experimentally from DFI using full-field measurements obtained with a scanning laser vibrometer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 April 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7295, Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2009, 72950X (8 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.815667
Show Author Affiliations
Adelaide Duroux, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
James Ayers, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Karim G. Sabra, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Massimo Ruzzene, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7295:
Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2009
Tribikram Kundu, Editor(s)

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