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Reliability and functionality investigation of CFRP embedded ultrasonic transducers supported by FEM and EFIT simulations

: Roellig, M.; Schubert, F.; Lautenschlaeger, G.; Franke, M.; Boehme, B.; Meyendorf, N.


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -IEEE-:
13th International Conference on Thermal, Mechanical and Multi-Physics Simulation and Experiments in Microelectronics and Microsystems, EuroSimE 2012 : 16 - 18 April 2012, Cascais, Portugal
Piscataway: IEEE, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-4673-1512-8
ISBN: 978-1-4673-1513-5
International Conference on Thermal, Mechanical and Multi-Physics Simulation and Experiments in Microelectronics and Microsystems (EuroSimE) <13, 2012, Cascais>
Fraunhofer IZFP, Institutsteil Dresden ( IKTS-MD) ()

An emerging trend in modern structure design is the combination of structures and sensors in order to measure environmental conditions and to evaluate structural integrity. One possible approach of this Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) paradigm is based on ultrasonic guided waves or Lamb waves. These elastic waves interact with damages inside the structure and the evaluation of their echo response permits damage identification and localization. Typical applications are rotor blades of wind turbines made of GFRP and aircraft components made of CFRP. The sensor nodes consist of small piezo transducers and sensor near electronics for signal processing, power supply, and wireless communication. The high demands for lifetime and reliability of the structure are directly transferred to the electronic microsystem. The authors are working on a novel approach to embed the sensor nodes into CFRP structures. Functionality, manufacturability and reliability were experimentally in vestigated and supported by numerical simulations. For this purpose material characterization of the layered composite structures has been conducted to provide material data for the calculations. Finite Element Simulations help to understand the structural mechanics during simultaneous sensor embedding and CFRP-lamination and were also applied to risk estimation in terms of sensor and electronics reliability. The Elasto-dynamic Finite Integration Technique (EFIT) was applied to study guided wave propagation inside multilayered CFRP-structures and to determine the directivity pattern of sensors laminated inside or on the surface of CFRP panels. Various sensor integration concepts were modeled to study their influence on guided wave performance and sensitivity. Finally, the numerical results were compared to experimental wave field measurements based on non-contact laser vibrometry.