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Acousto-Ultrasonic Shm/Nde Methods Toward Field Application, Stephen Harris Howden Jan 2018

Acousto-Ultrasonic Shm/Nde Methods Toward Field Application, Stephen Harris Howden

Theses and Dissertations

Acousto-ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation (NDE) and structural health monitoring (SHM) methods offers solutions in damage detection, material properties evaluation and more. These ultrasonic waves can propagate through solids and interact with structural features and discontinuities. In this thesis use of several acousto-ultrasonics NDE/SHM methods were explored to evaluate their sensing and detection capabilities toward damage detection field applications in nuclear and aerospace industries.

For nuclear applications, passive sensing using piezoelectric sensors and acoustic emission (AE) techniques were explored on the spent fuel dry storage casks. Dry storage casks are used in the nuclear industry to transport or store spent nuclear ...


Physics Based Modeling Of Guided Waves For Detection And Characterization Of Structural Damage In Nde And Shm, Banibrata Poddar Jan 2016

Physics Based Modeling Of Guided Waves For Detection And Characterization Of Structural Damage In Nde And Shm, Banibrata Poddar

Theses and Dissertations

Guided waves based damage detection techniques are popular for their ease of generation and detection along with their ability to travel long distances. Accurate and efficient modeling is a key for successful implementation of guided waves for NDE/SHM. However, efficient prediction of scattering from various damage is challenging due to the complex nature of these guided waves.

This dissertation presents as physics based efficient and accurate modeling techniques to predict ultrasonic wave propagation and their interaction with various damage. Detection and characterization of damage in structures can typically be divided into two categories, active and passive. This research is ...


Structural Health Monitoring With Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensors—Predictive Modeling And Simulation, Victor Giurgiutiu Jan 2010

Structural Health Monitoring With Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensors—Predictive Modeling And Simulation, Victor Giurgiutiu

Faculty Publications

This paper starts a review of the state of the art in structural health monitoring with piezoelectric wafer active sensors and follows with highlighting the limitations of the current approaches which are predominantly experimental. Subsequently, the paper examines the needs for developing a predictive modeling methodology that would allow to perform extensive parameter studies to determine the sensing method’s sensitivity to damage and insensitivity to confounding factors such as environmental changes, vibrations, and structural manufacturing variability. The thesis is made that such a predictive methodology should be multi-scale and multi-domain, thus encompassing the modeling of structure, sensors, electronics, and ...


Structural Health Monitoring With Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensors--Predictive Modeling And Simulation, Victor Giurgiutiu Jan 2010

Structural Health Monitoring With Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensors--Predictive Modeling And Simulation, Victor Giurgiutiu

Faculty Publications

This paper starts a review of the state of the art in structural health monitoring with piezoelectric wafer active sensors and follows with highlighting the limitations of the current approaches which are predominantly experimental. Subsequently, the paper examines the needs for developing a predictive modeling methodology that would allow to perform extensive parameter studies to determine the sensing method’s sensitivity to damage and insensitivity to confounding factors such as environmental changes, vibrations, and structural manufacturing variability. The thesis is made that such a predictive methodology should be multi-scale and multi-domain, thus encompassing the modeling of structure, sensors, electronics, and ...