Improved SH0 Guided Wave Transducers Based on Piezoelectric Fiber Patches†
AbstractA piezoelectric fiber patch (PFP) is a transducer type that is suitable for guided-wave-based structural health monitoring (SHM) due to its light, thin, and flexible characteristics. In our previous work, a PFP-based transducer design for selective excitation of the zero-order shear horizontal wave mode (SH0) was introduced (shear horizontal PFP (SHPFP)). In this work, two modified SH0 wave PFP transducer designs are proposed: the rounded corner design and the dual design. The degree of improvement is determined by a numerical simulation and the dual design—the design with the most promise—is experimentally realized. Laser Vibrometry measured the generated wave field, confirming the results from the simulation. The new designs can generate an almost pure SH0 wave. The dual design has a very strong directivity that is useful for several guided-wave-based SHM applications. The conclusions on the design’s properties as a transmitter are also valid for its properties as a sensor due to the reciprocity of piezoelectric transducers. View Full-Text
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Description: Visualization of guided elastic waves generated by SHPFP transducers
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Kim, Y.; Gaul, T.; Köhler, B. Improved SH0 Guided Wave Transducers Based on Piezoelectric Fiber Patches. Sensors 2019, 19, 2990.
Kim Y, Gaul T, Köhler B. Improved SH0 Guided Wave Transducers Based on Piezoelectric Fiber Patches. Sensors. 2019; 19(13):2990.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kim, Yongtak; Gaul, Tobias; Köhler, Bernd. 2019. "Improved SH0 Guided Wave Transducers Based on Piezoelectric Fiber Patches." Sensors 19, no. 13: 2990.
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