This paper is concerned with the detection and characterization of hidden defects in advanced structures before they grow to a critical size. A novel method is developed using a combination of vibration and wave propagation data to determine the location and degree of damage in structural components requiring minimal operator intervention. The structural component is to be instrumented with an array of actuators and sensors to excite and record its dynamic response. A damage index, calculated from the measured dynamic response of the structure in a reference state (baseline) and the current state, is introduced as a determinant of structural damage. The index is a relative measure comparing the two states of the structure under the same ambient conditions. The indices are used to identify damages in the forms of delaminations and holes in composite plates for different arrangements of the source and the receivers. The potential applications of the approach in developing health monitoring systems in defects-critical structures are discussed.

An Automated Damage Identification Technique Based on Vibration and Wave Propagation

RICCI, FABRIZIO
2007

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This paper is concerned with the detection and characterization of hidden defects in advanced structures before they grow to a critical size. A novel method is developed using a combination of vibration and wave propagation data to determine the location and degree of damage in structural components requiring minimal operator intervention. The structural component is to be instrumented with an array of actuators and sensors to excite and record its dynamic response. A damage index, calculated from the measured dynamic response of the structure in a reference state (baseline) and the current state, is introduced as a determinant of structural damage. The index is a relative measure comparing the two states of the structure under the same ambient conditions. The indices are used to identify damages in the forms of delaminations and holes in composite plates for different arrangements of the source and the receivers. The potential applications of the approach in developing health monitoring systems in defects-critical structures are discussed.
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