Study of sensitivity for strain-based structural health monitoring

A. Herrera-Iriarte, J. Alvarez-Montoya, J. Sierra-Pérez

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One of the available methodologies for structural health monitoring (SHM) is based on strain field pattern recognition where, through the use of sensors capable of measuring strain on discrete points and machine learning techniques, it is possible to detect a damage event. In this study, strain data from fiber optic sensors (FOS), in particular fiber Bragg gratings (FBG), acquired through two experiments are used: An aluminum beam with 32 FBGs and CFRP beam provided with 20 FBGs, which serves as the main wing's structure of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Both structures were subjected to dynamic loading for a pristine condition and later, for artificially damaged conditions. In the experiments presented in this paper the beams were provided with different amounts of sensors which were removed one by one in order to analyze the sensitivity of the damage detection methodology based on PCA to a change in the number of sensors. The results demonstrated that there are few sensors that contribute mostly to the methodology's performance, these sensors are validated to be the ones located near the analyzed damage condition. Therefore, this study is the first step into the development of methodologies of damage localization using strains.

Idioma originalInglés
Número de artículo012001
PublicaciónIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
EstadoPublicada - 6 may. 2020
Evento2019 4th International Conference on Reliability Engineering, ICRE 2019 - Rome, Italia
Duración: 20 nov. 201922 nov. 2019

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