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Influence of crack parameters on wavelet energy correlated damage index

Panchal, MB and Mahapatra, Roy D (2013) Influence of crack parameters on wavelet energy correlated damage index. In: Advances in Vibration Engineering, 12 (3). pp. 311-318.

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This paper illustrates a Wavelet Coefficient based approach using experiments to understand the sensitivity of ultrasonic signals due to parametric variation of a crack configuration in a metal plate. A PZT patch sensor/actuator system integrated to a metal plate with through-thickness crack is used. The proposed approach uses piezoelectric patches, which can be used to both actuate and sense the ultrasonic signals. While this approach leads to more flexibility and reduced cost for larger scalability of the sensor/actuator network, the complexity of the signals increases as compared to what is encountered in conventional ultrasonic NDE problems using selective wave modes. A Damage Index (DI) has been introduced, which is function of wavelet coefficient. Experiments have been carried out for various crack sizes, crack orientations and band-limited tone-burst signal through FIR filter. For a 1 cm long crack interrogated with 20 kHz tone-burst signal, the Damage Index (DI) for the horizontal crack orientation increases by about 70% with respect to that for 135 degrees oriented crack and it increases by about 33% with respect to the vertically oriented crack. The detailed results reported in this paper is a step forward to developing computational schemes for parametric identification of damage using sensor/actuator network and ultrasonic wave.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Advances in Vibration Engineering
Publisher: Krishtel eMaging Solutions Pvt. Ltd
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Krishtel eMaging Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Keywords: Wavelet Energy Coefficient; Sensor/Actuator Network; Ultrasonic Waves; Sensitivity
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2013 07:43
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2013 07:50
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/46993

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