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22 April 2013 Thermo-mechanical simulation of guided waves in pipes excited by laser pulses
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Ultrasonic guided waves have been widely utilized for the structural health monitoring (SHM) of structural components such as plates and pipes. In particular, the noncontact excitation of the pipe surfaces using laser pulses has shown several advantages in experiments by eliminating the bonding process of the dielectric patches on the curved surfaces and the complicated interpretation of the temperature effect on the bonding layers. However, the numerical simulation of the methodology requires thermo-mechanical coupling and large-scale computation. Therefore, the numerical efficiency of the spatial partitioning by deploying thermo-mechanical elements and mechanical elements is investigated. Then, the laser excitation on the surface is modeled in the form of heat flux, and the generated wave forms are observed. The formation and propagation of the guided waves are also represented numerically.
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Hyeong Uk Lim and Jung-Wuk Hong "Thermo-mechanical simulation of guided waves in pipes excited by laser pulses", Proc. SPIE 8692, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2013, 86921S (22 April 2013);

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