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Inverse Elastostatics Boundary Element Approach Applied To Nondestructive Evaluation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE930261

Volume

1

Pages

11

Published

1993

Size

868 kb

Author(s)

A.J. Kassab, F.A. Moslehy & A. Daryapurkar

Abstract

Inverse elastostatics boundary element approach applied to nondestructive evaluation A.J. Kassab, F.A. Moslehy, A. Daryapurkar University of Central Florida, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Orlando, ABSTRACT The elastostatics boundary element method is applied in an inverse problem approach to the nondestructive detection of subsurface cavities in structures. The approach relies on the overspecifi cation of the boundary conditions at the exposed surface. The traction is specified there, and displacements are used as additional data for solving the inverse problem. These displacements are numerically simulated in this study; however in practice they may be experimentally determined, for instance by the laser speckle photography technique. In the developed iterative procedure, an initial guess is made for the shape of the cavity and a grid pattern is laid out. The use of this pattern allows one of the coordinates of the interior nodes to be fixed thus r

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