This paper presents experimental investigations of the effect of Lamb wave excitation frequency on detection of a given delamination in composite plates. Typical aerospace type composite plates are used and integrated piezoelectric transducers function as both actuator and sensor. Also, a scanning Laser Doppler Vibrometer (LDV) is used for preliminary sensing of structural responses when excited by a single PZT actuator. Results in time domain are quantified by a damage index calculation based on modified L2 error norm. Phase difference calculations based on complex continuous wavelet transform (CWT) and Hilbert-Huang transform (HHT) are presented. Experimental results show a significant effect of incident Lamb waves on delamination signature.
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Effect of Lamb Wave Excitation Frequency on Detection of Delamination in Composite Plates
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Kim, I, & Jha, R. "Effect of Lamb Wave Excitation Frequency on Detection of Delamination in Composite Plates." Proceedings of the ASME 2011 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems. ASME 2011 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, Volume 2. Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. September 18–21, 2011. pp. 555-562. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SMASIS2011-5225
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