Simulation Analysis of a Surface Crack Monitoring Sensor for Metallic Structures
There are some deficiencies in the former designed crack monitoring sensor, especially when crack initiates from both sides of hole. To solve this problem, a new scheme of the sensor is presented and corresponding finite element model (FEM) is established. Then the output characteristics of the sensor are analyzed by FEM. It is shown that the sensor is sensitive to cracks, and can be used to monitor the cracks initiating from the edge of the hole, no matter from left or right side. The relationship between crack length and sensor’s output is established by polynomial fitting, and it can be employed in further crack monitoring.
Linli Xu, Wenya Tian and Elwin Mao
J. Q. Du et al., "Simulation Analysis of a Surface Crack Monitoring Sensor for Metallic Structures", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 80-81, pp. 638-642, 2011