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Detection Of Cavities By An Inverse Elastostatics Boundary Element Method: Experimental Results

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BT940091

Volume

8

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

686 kb

Author(s)

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

Abstract

Detection of cavities by an inverse elastostatics boundary element method: experimental results A.J. Kassab,* F.A. Moslehy" & A. DaryapurW ^ Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Central Florida, OrWdo, F/orWo 12<9J#-^50, [/^A ^ Altair Engineering Inc., 3150 Livernois, Troy, MzcA^aTz ^<90g^ C/6L4 ABSTRACT An inverse elastostatics boundary element approach is developed for the nondestructive detection of subsurface cavities in structures. The method relies on the overspecification 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 experimentally determined by the laser speckle photography technique. An iterative process is used to locate the cavity by driving surface residuals to zero. Iterative updates of the cavity geometry are kept within a physically realistic feasible region usi

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