A Modified Lamb Wave Time-Reversal Method for Health Monitoring of Composite Structures
AbstractBecause the time reversal operator of Lamb waves varies with frequency in composite structures, the reconstructed signal deviates from the input signal even in undamaged cases. The damage index captures the discrepancy between the two signals without differentiating the effects of time reversal operator from those of damage. This results in the risk of false alarm. To solve this issue, a modified time reversal method (MTRM) is proposed. In this method, the frequency dependence of the time reversal operator is compensated by two steps. First, an amplitude modulation is placed on the input signal, which is related to the excitability, detectability, and attenuation of the Lamb wave mode. Second, the damage index is redefined to measure the deviation between the reconstructed signal and the modulated input signal. This could indicate the presence of damage with better performance. An experimental investigation is then conducted on a carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) laminate to illustrate the effectiveness of the MTRM for identifying damage. The results show that the MTRM may provide a promising tool for health monitoring of composite structures. View Full-Text
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Zeng, L.; Lin, J.; Huang, L. A Modified Lamb Wave Time-Reversal Method for Health Monitoring of Composite Structures. Sensors 2017, 17, 955.
Zeng L, Lin J, Huang L. A Modified Lamb Wave Time-Reversal Method for Health Monitoring of Composite Structures. Sensors. 2017; 17(5):955.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zeng, Liang; Lin, Jing; Huang, Liping. 2017. "A Modified Lamb Wave Time-Reversal Method for Health Monitoring of Composite Structures." Sensors 17, no. 5: 955.
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