Detection of fatigue crack in an aluminium pipe with nonlinear guided waves

R. Guan, Y. Lu, K. Wang, Z. Su

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Abstract

Guided wave based inspection using nonlinear characteristics has attracted great attention for microscale damage in metallic structures. However, the curvature of the pipeline complicates the detection of damage in it. In this study, fatigue testing with a nonlinear signal collecting system and surface-bonded piezoelectric transducers is carried out to identify the fatigue crack in an aluminium pipe using second harmonic as nonlinear wave characteristics. Due to the co-existence of multiple wave modes in a pipe structure, an appropriate nonlinear index is used to describe the nonlinearity. The experimental results show that the breathing behaviour exists only at the early stage of the fatigue crack within 1 mm in length and it can be detected by the method based on nonlinear guided waves. This study provides an effective approach for the measurement of the fatigue crack initiation in pipe-like structures using piezoelectric transducers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th Asia-Pacific Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, APWSHM 2018
EditorsZhongqing Su, Shenfang Yuan, Hoon Sohn
PublisherNDT.net
Pages250-258
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783000603594
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
EventAsia-Pacific Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring 2018 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 12 Nov 201815 Nov 2018
Conference number: 7th

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 7th Asia-Pacific Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, APWSHM 2018

Workshop

WorkshopAsia-Pacific Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring 2018
Abbreviated titleAPWSHM 2018
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period12/11/1815/11/18

Keywords

  • Fatigue crack
  • Nonlinearity of guided waves
  • Pipe inspection

Cite this

Guan, R., Lu, Y., Wang, K., & Su, Z. (2018). Detection of fatigue crack in an aluminium pipe with nonlinear guided waves. In Z. Su, S. Yuan, & H. Sohn (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th Asia-Pacific Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, APWSHM 2018 (pp. 250-258). (Proceedings of the 7th Asia-Pacific Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, APWSHM 2018). NDT.net.