Lamb Wave Damage Quantification Using GA-Based LS-SVM
AbstractLamb waves have been reported to be an efficient tool for non-destructive evaluations (NDE) for various application scenarios. However, accurate and reliable damage quantification using the Lamb wave method is still a practical challenge, due to the complex underlying mechanism of Lamb wave propagation and damage detection. This paper presents a Lamb wave damage quantification method using a least square support vector machine (LS-SVM) and a genetic algorithm (GA). Three damage sensitive features, namely, normalized amplitude, phase change, and correlation coefficient, were proposed to describe changes of Lamb wave characteristics caused by damage. In view of commonly used data-driven methods, the GA-based LS-SVM model using the proposed three damage sensitive features was implemented to evaluate the crack size. The GA method was adopted to optimize the model parameters. The results of GA-based LS-SVM were validated using coupon test data and lap joint component test data with naturally developed fatigue cracks. Cases of different loading and manufacturer were also included to further verify the robustness of the proposed method for crack quantification. View Full-Text
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Sun, F.; Wang, N.; He, J.; Guan, X.; Yang, J. Lamb Wave Damage Quantification Using GA-Based LS-SVM. Materials 2017, 10, 648.
Sun F, Wang N, He J, Guan X, Yang J. Lamb Wave Damage Quantification Using GA-Based LS-SVM. Materials. 2017; 10(6):648.Chicago/Turabian Style
Sun, Fuqiang; Wang, Ning; He, Jingjing; Guan, Xuefei; Yang, Jinsong. 2017. "Lamb Wave Damage Quantification Using GA-Based LS-SVM." Materials 10, no. 6: 648.
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