A numerical study of crack monitoring in patched structures using a piezoelectric sensor

D. Rees, W. K. Chiu, R. Jones

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Boron/epoxy composite patches are being increasingly used to repair damaged structural components. With the increased attention currently being given to the certification of repairs the question of damage tolerance needs to be addressed. Piezoelectric sensors offer the potential for detecting and monitoring damage both in and beneath a boron/epoxy repair. This report presents the results of a numerical investigation into the use of piezoelectric sensors to monitor crack growth beneath a boron/epoxy patch.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202-205
Number of pages4
JournalSmart Materials and Structures
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992
Externally publishedYes

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