Experimental Characterization of Piezoelectric Transducers for Automotive Composite Structural Health Monitoring 2020-01-0609
Composite materials are a natural choice for automotive applications where mechanical performance and lightweight are required. Nevertheless, attention should be directed to the defects into the material. This paper presents the building up of a Structural Health Monitoring system based on a piezoelectric transducers network: a continuous data system acquisition has been carried out in order to detect the presence of faults inside the analyzed structure. A piezoceramic patch has been coupled to a host structure in composite, to characterize the acquisition and the transmission of a wave signal on the material. The importance of this advanced technology research and the positive results obtained in the case study constitute the starting point for future application of piezoelectric-based Structural Health Monitoring systems over real industrial components.
Citation: Carello, M., Ferraris, A., Airale, A., Messana, A. et al., "Experimental Characterization of Piezoelectric Transducers for Automotive Composite Structural Health Monitoring," SAE Int. J. Adv. & Curr. Prac. in Mobility 2(5):2553-2567, 2020, https://doi.org/10.4271/2020-01-0609. Download Citation
Massimiliana Carello, Alessandro Ferraris, Andrea Giancarlo Airale, Alessandro Messana, Lorenzo Sisca, Henrique de Carvalho Pinheiro, Simone Reitano
Politecnico di Torino
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SAE International Journal of Advances and Current Practices in Mobility-V129-99EJ