Efficient Temperature Compensation Strategies for Guided Wave Structural Health Monitoring

AJ Croxford, J Moll, PD Wilcox, JE Michaels

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Abstract

The application of temperature compensation strategies is important when using a guided wave structural health monitoring system. It has been shown by different authors that the influence of changing environmental and operational conditions, especially temperature, limits performance. This paper quantitatively describes two different methods to compensate for the temperature effect, namely optimal baseline selection (OBS) and baseline signal stretch (BSS). The effect of temperature separation between baseline time-traces in OBS and the parameters used in the BSS method are investigated. A combined strategy that uses both OBS and BSS is considered. Theoretical results are compared, using data from two independent long-term experiments, which use predominantly A0 mode and S0 mode data respectively. These confirm that the performance of OBS and BSS quantitatively agrees with predictions and also demonstrate that the combination of OBS and BSS is a robust practical solution to temperature compensation.
Translated title of the contributionEfficient Temperature Compensation Strategies for Guided Wave Structural Health Monitoring
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)517 - 528
Number of pages12
JournalUltrasonics
Volume50
Issue number4-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010

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