A dual boundary element model for electromechanical impedance based damage detection applications

Fangxin Zou, M. H. Aliabadi

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In this paper, a boundary element method (BEM) for the time-harmonic analysis of electromechanically (EM) coupled 3D structures is presented. Among the two components of an EM coupled structure, the piezoelectric transducer is modelled by a semi-analytical finite element method (FEM), and the host structure is formulated by the dual boundary element method (DBEM). The analysis of the coupled structure is performed in the Fourier domain. The electromechanical impedance (EMI) of the system is used for the purpose of detecting damages.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Fracture and Damage Mechanics XIV
EditorsDarko Bajic, Zdenko Tonkovic, Ferri Aliabadi
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783038355410
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Conference on Fracture and Damage Mechanics, FDM 2015 - Budva, Montenegro
Duration: 21 Sep 201523 Sep 2015

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
ISSN (Print)1013-9826
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9795


Conference14th International Conference on Fracture and Damage Mechanics, FDM 2015


  • Dual boundary element method
  • Electromechanical impedance
  • Piezoelectric transducer
  • Structural health monitoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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