A new damage imaging method based on lamb wave wavenumber response and PZT 2D cross-shaped array

Lei Qiu, Shenfang Yuan, Zhongqing Su, Bin Liu

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A new damage imaging method of composite structure based on Lamb wave wavenumber response and Piezoelectric Transducer (PZT) 2D cross-shaped array is proposed. The 2D cross-shaped array constructed by two linear PZT arrays is placed on composite structure to acquire Lamb wave damage scattering signal in spatial domain. For each linear PZT array, a wavenumber-time image of the damage scattering signal can be obtained by using spatial FFT and a time scanning process. Based on the two images, the wavenumbers of the damage scattering signal projecting at the two arrays can be obtained. By combining with the two projection wavenumbers, the damage can be localized without blind angle. The validation performed on a composite plate shows a good damage localization accuracy of this method.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-198
Number of pages6
JournalVibroengineering Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2015
EventInternational Conference on Vibroengineering - 2015 - Nanjing, China
Duration: 26 Sep 201528 Sep 2015


  • 2d cross-shaped array
  • Composite
  • Damage imaging
  • Lamb wave
  • Spatial fft

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • General
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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