Special Issue "Elastic Wave Methods for Non-Destructive Damage Diagnosis in Composite Materials"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Acoustics and Vibrations".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021) | Viewed by 1145

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Kalliopi-Artemi Kalteremidou
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Department of Mechanics of Materials and Constructions, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Pleinlaan 2, BE-1050 Brussels, Belgium
Dr. Dimitrios Zarouchas
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Structural Integrity & Composites Group, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology, 2624 Delft, HS, The Netherlands
Interests: AI for structures; prognostics; diagnostics; structural health monitoring; intelligent structures
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The current Special Issue will collect innovative studies on the use of different elastic wave methods for the non-destructive evaluation of composite structures. Researchers working on the experimental and/or numerical investigation of elastic wave propagation for damage diagnosis in composite structures are invited to submit their studies. The main topics of interest include (among others) the following:

  • Acousto-ultrasonic methods
  • Guided waves
  • Vibrations and damping
  • Numerical simulations of elastic wave propagation

Studies focused on the implementation of such methods for the damage evaluation of composite structures are welcome.

Dr. Kalliopi-Artemi Kalteremidou
Dr. Dimitrios Zarouchas
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Composite structures
  • Prognostics
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Acoustic emission
  • Ultrasonic testing
  • Guided waves
  • Vibrations
  • Scattering
  • Dispersion

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Article
Size Effect on the Acoustic Emission Behavior of Textile-Reinforced Cement Composites
Appl. Sci. 2021, 11(12), 5425; https://doi.org/10.3390/app11125425 - 10 Jun 2021
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Acoustic emission (AE) is applied for the structural health evaluation of materials. It commonly uses piezoelectric sensors to detect elastic waves coming from energy releases within the material. Concerning cementitious composites as well as polymers, AE parameters have proven their potential to not [...] Read more.
Acoustic emission (AE) is applied for the structural health evaluation of materials. It commonly uses piezoelectric sensors to detect elastic waves coming from energy releases within the material. Concerning cementitious composites as well as polymers, AE parameters have proven their potential to not only detect the existence of a defect, its location and the fracture mode, but also the developing strain field even before visible damage evolves. However, the wave propagation distance, wave dispersion due to plate geometry, heterogeneity and reflections result in attenuation and distortion of the AE waveforms. These factors render the interpretation more complex, especially for large samples. In this study, the effect of wave propagation on plain glass textile-reinforced cement (TRC) plates is investigated. Then, curved plates with different widths are mechanically loaded for bending with concurrent AE monitoring. The aim is to evaluate to what extent the plate dimensions and propagation distance influence the original AE characteristics corresponding to a certain fracture mechanism. Full article
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