[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP160102233]
Researchers A/Prof Andrei Kotooussov; Dr Ching Tai Ng; Prof Benjamin Cazzolato; Dr Francis Rose
Brief description This project plans to investigate a novel approach for in situ measurement of stress in structures based on an internal resonance phenomenon for nonlinear guided waves. Monitoring the stress level of critical structural components is important to ensure structural safety. The project plans to derive the requirements for this internal resonance and its dependence on stress analytically and verify them experimentally for both simple waveguides and more realistic structures. The expected outcome is the demonstration of the feasibility of a new inexpensive method for continuous monitoring of applied or thermally-induced stresses, which is of great importance in several engineering contexts, such as modern railway track rails, pipelines or pre-stressed strands in concrete structures.
Funding Amount $330,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects