Strain measurements and damage detection using piezo-electric film sensors

H. Zhang, S. C. Galea, W. K. Chiu, Y. C. Lam

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An investigation of piezo-electric film (PVDF) as sensors for detecting fluctuating area-averaged strain was carried out by the Co-operative Research Centre-Aerospace Structures. This paper presents experimental results on the characterization of the sensors and its application in monitoring crack growth on a metallic specimen. The present results show that if the film is prepared and adhered properly, it is capable of providing accurate fluctuating strain measurements and can be used for monitoring crack growth on a metallic specimen.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th Australian Aeronautical Conference 1993
Number of pages6
Edition93 pt 6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1993
Externally publishedYes
EventAustralian Aeronautical Conference 1993 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 13 Sep 199315 Sep 1993
Conference number: 5th

Publication series

NameNational Conference Publication - Institution of Engineers, Australia
ISSN (Print)0313-6922


ConferenceAustralian Aeronautical Conference 1993

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