Structural health monitoring of composite laminates with embedded piezoelectric fibers

Clifford Jesse Lissenden, III, L. James Blackshire, Padma K. Puthillath

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The actuation of ultrasonic guided waves in a carbon fiber reinforced polymer plate from embedded metal core piezoelectric fibers is studied for structural health monitoring applications. A linear array of fibers embedded at the midplane can generate guided waves transverse to the fiber direction. Finite element simulations show that a significant source influence is associated with the small diameter piezoelectric fibers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)974-981
Number of pages8
JournalAIP Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - May 5 2009
EventReview of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jul 20 2008Jul 25 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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