Localization of damages by model-based evaluation of electro-mechanical impedance measurements
Sprache des Vortragstitels:
9th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring EWSHM
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The electro-mechanical impedance method is a well-established structural health monitoring technique. The method evaluates the condition of a mechanical structure by the impedance frequency response of an attached and harmonically excited piezoelectric transducer. This contribution investigates the correlation of a damage?s distance to a transducer and the resulting change in the impedance frequency response for application to damage localization by means of triangulation. The investigated structure is a thin aluminum plate and magnets represent a moveable point mass, respectively a damage. Sole experimentally found correlations are compared with a model-based approach, which uses a FE model and thereby reduces the needed number of experiments to localize a damage at a certain accuracy and reliability. Finally, the influence of an over-determining piezoelectric transducer is analyzed regarding localization accuracy and reliability of the introduced model-based approach.