Detection of cracks in Micro structured Cantilever Beam using Wavelet Transforms
Ravikumar. K1, Ithaya Priya. B2

1Ravikumar K*, Engineering Mathematics, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, Tamil Nadu, India.
2Ithaya Priya B, Department of Mathematics, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, Tamil Nadu, India.
Manuscript received on February 02, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on February 10, 2020. | Manuscript published on March 30, 2020. | PP: 501-505 | Volume-8 Issue-6, March 2020. | Retrieval Number: F7364038620/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.F7364.038620

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Abstract: Wavelet Analysis, the improved version of Fourier transform is used to investigate and analyze the variant transient signals in time-frequency domain with higher accuracy and precision. Wavelet theory found its promising application in various fields not limited to Physics, Biology, Geophysics, Engineering and Medicine which becomes a common tool to analyze data. In this work we present new insight using wavelet transform to detect the cracks present in micro structured cantilever beam which found its application in various Micro Electro Mechanical System (MEMS) devices such as Transducers, Sensors, Switches, Actuators and Probes. Even a small change in microstructure will reflect in its dynamic output, so it is desired to locate the presence of cracks or damages over the device structure accurately. The modeling of such microstructure is designed and simulated using COMSOL Multiphysics. The displacement (Static Response) and stress of the beam for simulated damage were analyzed by wavelet transform using MATLAB. The obtained results highlights this method of analysis provides accurate location and effect of the crack over the Micro cantilever structure.
Keywords: Wavelet Analysis, Crack Detection, Cantilever Beam, MEMS, COMSOL.
Scope of the Article: Predictive Analysis.