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Viability of applying mechanical impedance based structural health monitoring for pipeline: a review

Mahzan, Shahruddin and Elwalwal, Hatem Mostafa and Farag Elghanudi, Muheieddin Meftah (2016) Viability of applying mechanical impedance based structural health monitoring for pipeline: a review. ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 11 (14). pp. 8679-8683. ISSN 18196608

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Damage detection in pipeline system is one of the most important goals for energy companies. As the pipeline network continues to age, monitoring and maintaining its structural integrity is needed. A few methods of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) are currently used for this purpose, but numerous accidents over the past several years have led to significant costs and fatalities, indicating that NDE techniques may not be sufficient. Researchers and owners believe that a structural health monitoring (SHM) system would enable pipeline operators to continuously monitor the structural integrity of their networks. This paper gives critical review about impedance-based structural health monitoring. Impedance method is one of the SHM system detection techniques that implemented using the piezoelectric patches, avoiding the necessity for two separate sensor arrays. Because piezoelectric patches are flexible and resilient, they can potentially be permanently bonded to the curved surface of a pipeline’s main body. This permanent installation allows for the continuous monitoring of the pipeline system and reduces the costs associated with implementing NDE techniques, such as excavation to gain direct access to the pipeline.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pipeline integrity; mechanical impedance; structural health monitoring
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ836-935 Hydraulic machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2018 04:04
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2018 04:04
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/8775
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