Fatigue Damage Identification and Remaining Useful Life Estimation of Composite Structures using Piezo Wafer Active Transducers

Richard Loendersloot*, Mohammad Ehsani Amoli, Mahnaz Shamshirsaz

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Abstract

The prediction of fatigue damage accumulation is a crucial element in the estimation of the Remaining Useful Life of composite structures subjected to cyclic loading. In this paper, two Glass-Fibre Reinforced Plastics, a thin strip and a thick beam, are subjected to fatigue load while being monitored with Piezo Wafer Active Sensors. Two distinct methods, one based on Electro-Mechanical Impedance Spectroscopy (EMIS) and one based on the Reconstruction Algorithm for Probabilistic Identification of Damage (RAPID), are employed. Both methods are mostly used for damage detection, yet not for damage accumulation monitoring. The results presented in this paper show that damage accumulation can be followed during fatigue loading of the test objects. The trends shown in the damage accumulation graphs give an indication of the damage accumulation, and even a change in the damage evolution stage, yet a complete RUL estimation is not possible without further analysis of the experiments, possibly assisted by numerical modelling.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Asset Management and Condition Monitoring
Subtitle of host publicationCOMADEM 2019
EditorsAndrew Ball, Len Gelman, B.K.N. Rao
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Chapter41
Pages485-497
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-57745-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-57744-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sep 2019
Event32nd International Congress and Exhibition on Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Engineering Management, COMADEM 2019 - University of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Sep 20195 Sep 2019
Conference number: 32
http://www.comadem2019.com

Publication series

Name Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
PublisherSpringer Nature Switzerland
Volume166
ISSN (Print)2190-3018
ISSN (Electronic)2190-3026

Conference

Conference32nd International Congress and Exhibition on Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Engineering Management, COMADEM 2019
Abbreviated titleCOMADEM 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityWest Yorkshire
Period3/09/195/09/19
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