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Title: Systems, methods and patches for monitoring a structural health of a connector in overhead transmission lines

Abstract

Systems, methods and piezoelectric patches are provided for monitoring the structural health of connectors in overhead transmission lines. A plurality of piezoelectric patches is mounted to different locations on the connector. At least one of the patches is actuated using an AC voltage and certain electrical properties either from the same patch or of a different patch are evaluated over time to determine the structural health of the connectors.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1650860
Patent Number(s):
10641840
Application Number:
15/880,081
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01R - ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 01/25/2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Wang, Hong, Wang, Jy-An, and Ren, Fei. Systems, methods and patches for monitoring a structural health of a connector in overhead transmission lines. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Wang, Hong, Wang, Jy-An, & Ren, Fei. Systems, methods and patches for monitoring a structural health of a connector in overhead transmission lines. United States.
Wang, Hong, Wang, Jy-An, and Ren, Fei. Tue . "Systems, methods and patches for monitoring a structural health of a connector in overhead transmission lines". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1650860.
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abstractNote = {Systems, methods and piezoelectric patches are provided for monitoring the structural health of connectors in overhead transmission lines. A plurality of piezoelectric patches is mounted to different locations on the connector. At least one of the patches is actuated using an AC voltage and certain electrical properties either from the same patch or of a different patch are evaluated over time to determine the structural health of the connectors.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2020},
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