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dc.creatorMiller, Charles Eric
dc.descriptionDue to the character of the original source materials and the nature of batch digitization, quality control issues may be present in this document. Please report any quality issues you encounter to, referencing the URI of the item.en
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 51-52).en
dc.descriptionIssued also on microfiche from Lange Micrographics.en
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this study is to experimentally verify that a 1/32 inch surface crack can be detected nondestructively using an existing nondestructive damage detection method developed at Texas A&M University. To accomplish this objective the following four tasks are performed. First, an appropriate specimen length is determined experimentally. Second in order to prevent spatial aliasing, the slumber of impact locations and placement of an accelerometer are determined. Next, mode shapes for the baseline structures are experimentally determined. Next, flaws ranging from 0.5 mm to 1 / 8 inches (3.2 mm) are inflicted in the specimen and mode shapes for the damaged structure are measured. Finally, the nondestructive damage detection (NDD) algorithm developed at Texas A&M University is used to localize the inflicted damage.en
dc.publisherTexas A&M University
dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries in 2008. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en
dc.subjectmechanical engineering.en
dc.subjectMajor mechanical engineering.en
dc.titleExperimental validation of nondestructive damage detection of a 1/32" surface crack in a #6 and #9 size welded rebar spliceen
dc.typeThesisen engineeringen
dc.format.digitalOriginreformatted digitalen

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