23 March 2015 Semi-analytical modelling of guided waves generation on composite structures using circular piezoceramics
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In Structural Health Monitoring (SHM), classical imaging techniques rely on the use of analytical formulations to predict the propagation and interaction of guided waves generated using piezoceramic (PZT) transducers. For the implementation of advanced imaging approaches on composites structures, analytical formulations need to consider (1) the dependency of phase velocity and damping as a function of angle (2) the steering effect on guided wave propagation caused by the anisotropy of the structure and (3) the full transducer dynamics. In this paper, the analytical modeling of guided waves generation by a circular PZT and propagation on composite structures is investigated. This work, based on previous work from the authors, is intended to extend a semi- analytical formulation from isotropic to transversely isotropic plate-like structures. The formulation considers the dependency of the interfacial shear stress under the PZT as a function of radius, angular frequency and orientation on the composite structure. Validation is conducted for a unidirectional transversely isotropic structure with a bonded circular PZT of 10 mm in diameter. Amplitude curves and time domain signals of the A0 and S0 modes obtained from the proposed formulation and the classical pin-force model are first compared to Finite Element Model simulations. Experimental validation is then conducted using a 3D laser Doppler vibrometer for a non- principal direction on the composite. The results show the interest of considering a semi-analytical formulation for which the transducer dynamics where the shear stress distribution under the transducer is considered in order to reproduce more precisely the generation of guided waves on composite structures.
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Pierre-Claude Ostiguy, Pierre-Claude Ostiguy, Nicolas Quaegebeur, Nicolas Quaegebeur, Maxime Bilodeau, Maxime Bilodeau, Patrice Masson, Patrice Masson, "Semi-analytical modelling of guided waves generation on composite structures using circular piezoceramics", Proc. SPIE 9438, Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2015, 94380K (23 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2083959; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2083959

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