Temperature Influence Compensation for Lamb Wave Damage Detection
Among structural health monitoring (SHM) techniques, Lamb waves is frequently used as diagnostic tools to detect damage in plate-like structures. Temperature variation can cause significant changes in guided-wave propagation and transduction for SHM. In this paper, controlled experiments examine changes in Lamb wave propagation and transduction using PZT-5A piezoelectric wafers under quasi-statically varying temperature (from 5°C to 60°C). The baseline selection method and baseline signal stretch method are used to compensate the temperature influence on Lamb wave propagation. The results of the experiments demonstrate the effectiveness of the temperature compensation approach and the simulated damage on the plate can be detected effectively under elevated temperatures environment.
Paul P. Lin and Chunliang Zhang
W. Z. Qu and D.J. Inman, "Temperature Influence Compensation for Lamb Wave Damage Detection", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 105-107, pp. 621-625, 2012