Methods for real-time reconstruction of structural displacements using measured strain data is an area of active research due to its potential application for Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) and morphing structure control. The inverse Finite Element Method (iFEM) has been shown to be well suited for the full-field reconstruction of displacements, strains, and stresses of structures instrumented with discrete or continuous strain sensors. In practical applications, where the available number of sensors may be limited, the number and sensor positions constitute the key parameters. Understanding changes in the reconstruction quality with respect to sensor position is generally difficult and is the aim of the present work. This paper attempts to supplement the current iFEM modeling knowledge through a rigorous evaluation of several strain-sensor patterns for shape sensing of a rectangular plate. Line plots along various sections of the plate are used to assess the reconstruction quality near and far away from strain sensors, and the nodal displacements are studied as the sensor density increases. The numerical results clearly demonstrate the effectiveness of the strain sensors distributed along the plate boundary for reconstructing relatively simple displacement patterns, and highlight the potential of cross-diagonal strain-sensor patterns to improve the displacement reconstruction of more complex deformation patterns.
Shape sensing of plate structures using the inverse Finite Element Method: investigation of efficient strain-sensor patterns / Roy, Rinto; Tessler, Alexander; Surace, Cecilia; Gherlone, Marco. - In: SENSORS. - ISSN 1424-8220. - ELETTRONICO. - 20:24(2020), pp. 1-24. [10.3390/s20247049]
|Titolo:||Shape sensing of plate structures using the inverse Finite Element Method: investigation of efficient strain-sensor patterns|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s20247049|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|