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Method and Device for Long-Term Monitoring of Components Using Guided Waves

Abstract: 

The present disclosure relates to a system for monitoring a structural component. The system may include an electromechanical device to generate guided waves having a measurement surface and a bonding agent disposed on the measurement surface and configured to engage with the surface of the structural component. The system may also include a heating element for heating the measurement surface, the bonding agent, and capable of heating a portion of the structural component surface. In addition, the system may include a clamp for retaining the measurement surface relative to the structural component.

Patent Number: 
8,941,287
Date Of Issue: 
01/27/2015
Inventors: 

Sergey A. Vinogradov; Hegeon Kwun; Glenn M. Light