METHOD AND DEVICE OF DIAGNOSING DAMAGE OF STRUCTURAL OBJECT
In the diagnosis of a structure, at least one electromechanical transducer is fixed to a structure as an object of diagnosis and is driven with an alternating voltage of a constant amplitude, and a current flowing through the at least one electromechanical transducer is measured. Next, high frequency components around a driving frequency of the electromechanical transducer are separated from a signal of the current. Next, modulation information due to a damage is extracted from amplitude and/or phase demodulation of the high frequency components. Then a damage index is evaluated based on the modulation information. Thus, structural health can be diagnosed with use of at least one electromechanical transducer, without baseline data, in one measurement.