Design and Evaluation of a Novel Low Acoustic Impedance-Based PZT Transducer for Detecting the Near-Surface Defects

International Journal of Engineering and Technology Innovation

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Title Design and Evaluation of a Novel Low Acoustic Impedance-Based PZT Transducer for Detecting the Near-Surface Defects
 
Creator Mohammadabadi, Ali
Dugnani, Roberto
 
Subject non-destructive testing
low acoustic impedance
self-sensing transducer
 
Description Near-surface defects are one of the most common types of damage occurring in polymer composite materials. Conventional Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) techniques, especially ultrasonic testing, are not always suitable for detecting these types of defect, especially in thin plates. The proposed NDT method in this article employs Low Acoustic Impedance (LAI) characterization. The novelty of LAI technique lies in the transverse resonating of Lead-Zirconate-Titanate (PZT) transducer which shows significant lower effective acoustic impedance compared to thickness - extension mode. The LAI technique eliminates the need for the matching layers and reduces the manufacturing cost consequently. Briefly, the analytical model has been introduced and the fabrication procedure has been discussed in detail. The setup has been evaluated both numerically and experimentally to detect a debonding. The results proved the ability of LAI technique in the detection of defects and, moreover, the approximate geometry of the affected region as well.
 
Publisher Taiwan Association of Engineering and Technology Innovation
 
Date 2019-05-21
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://ojs.imeti.org/index.php/IJETI/article/view/3901
 
Source International Journal of Engineering and Technology Innovation; Vol 9 No 3 (2019); 196-211
2226-809X
2223-5329
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://ojs.imeti.org/index.php/IJETI/article/view/3901/827
http://ojs.imeti.org/index.php/IJETI/article/view/3901/828
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Ali Mohammadabadi, Roberto Dugnani
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
 

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