PhD Thesis Defence Presentations - Georgios Samourgkanidis

Presentation Title (Τίτλος Παρουσίασης): Experimental Study and Characterization of Magnetoelastic Ribbons as Vibration Sensors and their Application for the Identification of Cracks in Cantilever Beams Through the Dynamic Behavior of the Beam
Presentation Type (Τύπος Παρουσίασης): PhD Thesis Defence Presentations
Speakers Full Name (Ονοματεπώνυμο): Georgios Samourgkanidis
Speakers Affiliation (Προέλευση Ομιλητή): Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras
Seminar Room (Αίθουσα): "A. C. Payatakes" Library
Event Date: Wed, Jul 01 2020, Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Abstract (Περίληψη)

In the current thesis thin magnetoelastic ribbons of metallic glass alloy known as Metglas 2826MB were investigated, characterized and applied as vibration-based structural health monitoring sensors. Such materials have the property of changing their magnetic state (magnetization) when they are stressed mechanically (Villary efect), and vice versa they are stressed mechanically when they are magnetized by an external magnetic field (magnetostriction e
ect). These materials were used in the form of thin ribbons in contact with a mechanical structure, such as a cantilever beam, as a vibration sensor, in order to monitor the structure's mechanically health state. The monitoring was established through the detection of the natural frequencies of the mechanical structure.

The study of the thesis is divided into three main parts which are, the "proof of concept" of the work, the characterization procedure and the application process. As far as the  first part is concerned, the ability of the ribbons in sensing and transmitting the vibrational state of a cantilever beam was investigated, as well as the accuracy of the recorded data in detecting the change of the vibrational state of the structure due to damages. To carry out this task, a number of different beam specimens, undamaged and damaged, of aluminum alloy 6063 material were used and the results were compared to computational ones using ANSYS modal analysis. The second part was the characterization of the ribbons as structural vibration sensors and the process involved seven different sensor parameters such as the frequency response, linearity, signal to noise ratio (SNR), quality factor, stability, repeatability and sensitivity. The experiment was accomplished using two different experimental setups, one to examine the frequency response parameter and one to examine the rest of the parameters. The last part included the application of the under consideration vibration sensors to detect and identify cracks in cantilever beams, through a proposed crack identification methodology. The methodology involved the use of a pattern matching process, through a minimization procedure, in order to identify the crack location and depth. Each one of the three parts was examined in detail and thoroughly, with the results of the experiments being properly presented and described.

Speakers Short CV (Σύντομο Βιογραφικό Ομιλητή)

2015: B. Sc. in Physics, Department of Physics, University of Patras

2017: M. Sc. in Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering University of Patras


Journal Publications:

  1. Samourgkanidis, G., & Kouzoudis, D. (2018). Experimental detection by magnetoelastic sensors and computational analysis with finite elements, of the bending modes of a cantilever beam with minor damage. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical276, 155-164.
  1. Samourgkanidis, G., Nikolaou, P., Gkovosdis-Louvaris, A., Sakellis, E., Blana, I. M., & Topoglidis, E. (2018). Hemin-Modified SnO2/Metglas Electrodes for the Simultaneous Electrochemical and Magnetoelastic Sensing of H2O2. Coatings8(8), 284.
  1. Samourgkanidis, G., & Kouzoudis, D. (2019). A pattern matching identification method of cracks on cantilever beams through their bending modes measured by magnetoelastic sensors. Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics103, 102266.
  1. Samourgkanidis, G., & Kouzoudis, D. (2020). Characterization of magnetoelastic ribbons as vibration sensors based on the measured natural frequencies of a cantilever beam. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical301, 111711.
  1. Kouzoudis, D., Baimpos, T., & Samourgkanidis, G. (2020). A New Method for the Measurement of the Diffusion Coefficient of Adsorbed Vapors in Thin Zeolite Films, Based on Magnetoelastic Sensors. Sensors20(11), 3251.