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A statistical approach of fatigue crack detection for a structural hotspot
Author(s): Pei Jin; Li Zhou
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Paper Abstract

This work focuses on an unsupervised, data driven statistical approach to detect and monitor fatigue crack growth in lug joint samples using surface mounted piezoelectric sensors. Early and faithful detection of fatigue cracks in a lug joint can guide in taking preventive measures, thus avoiding any possible fatal structural failure. The on-line damage state at any given fatigue cycle is estimated using a damage index approach as the dynamical properties of a structure change with the initiation of a new crack or the growth of an existing crack. Using the measurements performed on an intact lug joint as baseline, damage indices are evaluated from the frequency response of the lug joint with an unknown damage state. As the damage indices are evaluated, a Bayesian analysis is committed and a statistical metric is evaluated to identify damage state(say crack length).

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 April 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8345, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2012, 83453P (6 April 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.914990
Show Author Affiliations
Pei Jin, Nanjing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)
Li Zhou, Nanjing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8345:
Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2012
Masayoshi Tomizuka; Chung-Bang Yun; Jerome P. Lynch, Editor(s)

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