Smart Mater. Struct. volume 24, issue 6, P065004 2015 DOI: 10.1088/0964-1726/24/6/065004 View full text
Sari Kharroub, Simon Laflamme, Chunhui Song, Daji Qiao, Brent Phares, Jian Li

Abstract: AbstractFatigue cracks on steel components may have strong consequences on the structure's serviceability and strength. Their detection and localization is a difficult task. Existing technologies enabling structural health monitoring have a complex link signal-to-damage or have economic barriers impeding large-scale deployment. A solution is to develop sensing methods that are inexpensive, scalable, with signals that can directly relate to damage. The authors have recently proposed a smart sensing skin for st…

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