Damage detection in a composite T-joint using guided lamb waves

Marilyne Philibert, Ying Wang, Kui Yao, Constantinos Soutis, Matthieu Gresil

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An integrated network of lead zirconate titanate (PZT) piezoelectric transducers could be used to monitor a structure over time for life prognosis through generation and sensing of guided ultrasonic waves. The aim of this study is to develop such a sensing method for damage assessment in a composite T-joint and subsequently follow its evolution under mechanical loading. In this context, monitoring of Lamb waves in a composite T-joint has been completed where dispersion and tuning curves have been obtained. Guided waves are transmitted into the structure through different pairs of transducers in a pitch-catch active structural health monitoring (SHM) approach. With these experiments, Lamb wave modes have been identified and a baseline achieved, that will be used in the near future to reliably detect impact damage.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStructural Health Monitoring 2017
Subtitle of host publicationReal-Time Material State Awareness and Data-Driven Safety Assurance - Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, IWSHM 2017
EditorsFu-Kuo Chang, Fotis Kopsaftopoulos
PublisherDEStech Publications, Inc
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781605953304
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (IWSHM) 2017 - Stanford, United States of America
Duration: 12 Sep 201714 Sep 2017
Conference number: 11th


ConferenceInternational Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (IWSHM) 2017
Abbreviated titleIWSHM 2017
CountryUnited States of America
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