A technique for detection and sizing of cracks on plate structures using piezoelectric transducer networks

Fangxin Zou, M. H. Aliabadi

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In this paper, a technique for the detection and the sizing of cracks on isotropic plate structures is presented. The generation and the reception of the detection signals-Lamb waves-are made possible by piezoelectric transducers. The presence and the length of cracks are found by the method of triangulation using signals scattered by crack tips. The practicability of the technique is then assessed by a numerical experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-380
Number of pages4
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Conference on Fracture and Damage Mechanics, FDM 2014 - Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal
Duration: 23 Sep 201425 Sep 2014


  • Active sensing
  • Crack detection
  • Crack sizing
  • Piezoelectric transducer
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Transducer network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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