In this paper two non-destructive methods for elastic and piezoelectric parameter estimation in active plate structures with surface bonded piezoelectric patches are presented. These methods rely on experimental undamped natural frequencies of free vibration. The first solves the inverse problem through gradient based optimization techniques, while the second is based on a metamodel of the inverse problem, using artificial neural networks. A numerical higher order finite element laminated plate model is used in both methods and results are compared and discussed through a simulated and an experimental test case. (c) 2006 Civil-Comp Ltd. and Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Computers and Structures, 2006, Vol 84, Issue 22-23, p. 1471-1479
Piezoelectric parameters; Gradient optimization; Neural networks; Finite element method
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7th International Conference on Computational Structures Technology / 4th International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology, 2006