Airborne transducer integrity under operational environment for structural health monitoring

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Title: Airborne transducer integrity under operational environment for structural health monitoring
Author(s): Salmanpour, MS
Sharif Khodaei, Z
Aliabadi, MH
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: This paper investigates robustness of permanently mounted transducers used in airborne structural health monitoring systems, when exposed to the operational environment. Typical airliners operate in a range of conditions, hence SHM transducer robustness and integrity must be demonstrated for these environments. A set of extreme temperature, altitude and vibration environment test profiles are developed using the existing RTCA/DO-160 test methods. Commercially available transducers and manufactured versions bonded to CFRP composite materials are tested. It was found that the DuraAct transducer is robust to environmental conditions tested, while the other transducer types degrade under the same conditions.
Publication Date: 12-Dec-2016
Date of Acceptance: 1-Dec-2016
ISSN: 1424-8220
Publisher: MDPI
Journal / Book Title: Sensors
Volume: 16
Issue: 12
Copyright Statement: © 2016 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).
Keywords: Lamb wave
non-destructive testing
Analytical Chemistry
0301 Analytical Chemistry
0906 Electrical And Electronic Engineering
Publication Status: Published
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