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Finite element simulation of electro-mechanical impedance technique

Tahmasebpour, Kamyar and Hrairi, Meftah and Shaik Dawood, Mohd. Sultan Ibrahim (2015) Finite element simulation of electro-mechanical impedance technique. In: International Conference on Advances in Manufacturing and Materials Engineering (ICAMME 2014), 23-25 September 2014, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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Electro-mechanical impedance method is emerging as an important and powerful technique for structural health monitoring (SHM). Active elements of the technique are Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensor (PWAS) bonded on the structure. Modeling and simulation of PWAS and host structure play an important role in the SHM applications with PWAS. For decades finite element method has been extensively applied in the analysis of piezoelectric materials and structures. In this paper, piezoelectric element and a host metallic structure were modeled using Ansys finite element software to find the Electromechanical Impedance (EMI) according to the signal frequency. After that, the EMI signature of the beam was found for different position of the PWAS patch. The study shows that sensor position may directly control the EMI signature.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: 4980/38865
Uncontrolled Keywords: Finite Element Method, Electro-Mechanical Impedance, Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensor, ANSYS
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA349 Mechanics of engineering. Applied mechanics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Meftah Hrairi
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2014 14:48
Last Modified: 22 May 2018 12:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/38865

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