On the separation of internal and boundary damage from combined measurements of electrical conductivity and vibration frequencies

Eric A. Butcher, Igor Sevostianov, Thomas Burton

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The paper addresses one of the key problems in structural health monitoring - how to separate defects accumulated in structural members from those in joints. It is suggested to use an additional set of measurements - electrical conductivity - to distinguish between two types of defects. The theory is illustrated by a clear simple one-dimensional example of longitudinal vibrations of a slender bar.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)968-975
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering Science
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2008
Externally publishedYes



  • Conductivity
  • Cross-property connections
  • Elastic moduli
  • Natural frequency
  • Structural health monitoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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