In this paper, an integrated nondestructive evaluation / structural health monitoring (NDE / SHM) system based on the use of acoustic emission (AE), electromechanical impedance (EMI) and guided ultrasonic waves (GUWs) is presented. The system is integrated into a single hardware/software unit and is driven by a few graphical user interfaces created in the laboratory. The feasibility of this multi-modal monitoring approach is assessed by monitoring an aluminum plate with an array of six wafer-type piezoelectric transducers. AE events are generated with the pencil-lead break technique whereas damage is simulated in the form of permanent magnets attached to the plate. The waveforms associated with the AE are processed using a source localization approach, whereas the GUWs and EMI data are processed using simple metrics based on cross-correlation. The results presented here show that the proposed system is robust and the three NDT methods complement each other very well.
Piervincenzo Rizzo, Wen Deng, and Amir Nasrollahi, "Integration of AE, GUWs, and EMI (Conference Presentation)," Proc. SPIE 10600, Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems XII, 106002L (Presented at SPIE Smart Structures and Materials + Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring: March 08, 2018; Published: 3 April 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2296429.5763092104001.
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