Study of composite plate damages using embedded PZT sensors with various center frequency

Kyoung Tak Kang, Heoung Jae Chun, Ju Hyun Son, Joon Hyung Byun, Moon Kwang Um, Sang Kwan Lee

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This study presents part of an experimental and analytical survey of candidate methods for damage detection of composite structural. Embedded piezoceramic (PZT) sensors were excited with the high power ultrasonic wave generator generating a propagation of stress wave along the composite plate. The same embedded piezoceramic (PZT) sensors are used as receivers for acquiring stress signals. The effects of center frequency of embedded sensor were evaluated for the damage identification capability with known localized defects. The study was carried out to assess damage in composite plate by fusing information from multiple sensing paths of the embedded network. It was based on the Hilbert transform, signal correlation and probabilistic searching. The obtained results show that satisfactory detection of defects could be achieved by proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2398-2403
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics B
Issue number15-16
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun 30

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Funding Information:
This research was supported by a grant from the Center for Advanced Materials processing (CAMP) of the 21st Century Frontier R&D Program funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea and the Aerospace Material Technology Development funded by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, Republic of Korea.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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