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Appl. Sci. 2016, 6(3), 55; doi:10.3390/app6030055

Numerical and Experimental Characterization of Fiber-Reinforced Thermoplastic Composite Structures with Embedded Piezoelectric Sensor-Actuator Arrays for Ultrasonic Applications

Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology (ILK), Technische Universität Dresden, Holbeinstraße 3, 01307 Dresden, Germany
This paper is an extended version of a paper published in the 6th International Conference on Emerging Technologies in Non-destructive Testing (ETNDT6), Brussels, Belgium, 27–29 May 2015.
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Received: 16 December 2015 / Revised: 15 January 2016 / Accepted: 1 February 2016 / Published: 23 February 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Acoustic and Elastic Waves: Recent Trends in Science and Engineering)
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The paper presents preliminary numerical and experimental studies of active textile-reinforced thermoplastic composites with embedded sensor-actuator arrays. The goal of the investigations was the assessment of directional sound wave generation capability using embedded sensor-actuator arrays and developed a wave excitation procedure for ultrasound measurement tasks. The feasibility of the proposed approach was initially confirmed in numerical investigations assuming idealized mechanical and geometrical conditions. The findings were validated in real-life conditions on specimens of elementary geometry. Herein, the technological aspects of unique automated assembly of thermoplastic films containing adapted thermoplastic-compatible piezoceramic modules and conducting paths were described. View Full-Text
Keywords: composites; wave propagation; thermoplastics; piezoceramic transducers; actuator/sensor arrays; integration technologies composites; wave propagation; thermoplastics; piezoceramic transducers; actuator/sensor arrays; integration technologies
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Holeczek, K.; Starke, E.; Winkler, A.; Dannemann, M.; Modler, N. Numerical and Experimental Characterization of Fiber-Reinforced Thermoplastic Composite Structures with Embedded Piezoelectric Sensor-Actuator Arrays for Ultrasonic Applications. Appl. Sci. 2016, 6, 55.

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