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Electronics 2017, 6(4), 81;

System of Surface Defect Monitoring Based on a Distributed Crack Sensor

Institute of Nanotechnology, Electronics, and Electronic Equipment Engineering, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don 344006, Russia
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Received: 22 August 2017 / Revised: 3 October 2017 / Accepted: 9 October 2017 / Published: 11 October 2017
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In this paper, we propose a method for monitoring surface defects like cracks in highly loaded structures. This method is based on the ability of surface cracks to open under the influence of external loads, thus causing the appearance of stresses and tears in the sensitive element—thin films that were deposited on the surface of the test object. We developed a system for monitoring surface defects based on a distributed crack sensor, the functional scheme of the sensor and its design, the structural scheme and algorithm of the system operation, and its model as a VHDL (VHSIC (Very high speed integrated circuits) Hardware Description Language)-description. View Full-Text
Keywords: sensor; surface defect monitoring; surface crack sensor; surface defect monitoring; surface crack

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Konoplev, B.G.; Ryndin, E.A.; Isaeva, A.S.; Denisenko, M.A. System of Surface Defect Monitoring Based on a Distributed Crack Sensor. Electronics 2017, 6, 81.

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