Title: Numerical calibration of direct current potential drop measuring: A comparison of FEM- and Bayesian filtering-based approaches
Authors: Berg, Thomas 
Ende, Sven von 
Lammering, Rolf 
Language: eng
Keywords: Aerospace Industry;Electric Potential;Finite Element Method
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: NDT.net
Document Type: Conference Object
Conference: 9th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, EWSHM 2018
The direct current potential drop method is a widespread non-destructive testing and evaluation technique utilised especially in shipbuilding and aerospace industry. Even without feasibility of optical assessment it allows for the accurate health monitoring of electrically conductive components and structures. At anticipated damage locations, the drop of the electric potential of an injected electrical current is measured and subsequently used to determine the respective damage extent on the basis of a specific calibration curve. Though knowledge on this specimen-bound relation between potential drop and damage extent is crucial, the experimental calibration approaches either entail considerable efforts and limitations in the test setup or ensue only afterwards. As opposed to this, FEM-based numerical calibration allows for a real-time damage extent monitoring, however only in a generalised form since no actual measurement data are incorporated into the process. Recent studies propose a new calibration methodology by means of Bayesian filtering where the damage extent is inferred probabilistically from potential drop measurements for fatigue loading conditions. The present work aims to provide a comparison of the aforementioned numerical approaches and their benefits and drawbacks. © 2018 NDT.net. All rights reserved.
Organization Units (connected with the publication): Mechanik 
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