Damage identification

This research direction is related to the identification of damage in composite material structures. The Institute is developing methods for identifying damage to structural elements such as beams, slabs and sandwich panels, using dynamics of structures – self-sampling frequencies and their forms of oscillation. The information required for the methods – the experimental self-regulation of the construction voltages and the corresponding forms of these frequency oscillations can be obtained using both non-contact laser vibrometry equipment and equipment widely used in the construction industry such as accelerometers and deformation meters. Damage detection indices are developed in both one dimensional and two-dimensional premises, thus ensuring identification of the size and location of the damage zone in homogeneous materials in composite materials, as well as beam-type and plate-type structures.

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