This study presents the integrity diagnosis method of the bolted joint based on nonlinear wave modulation. When the structure that has the contact interface is vibrating at low-frequency, the contact interface is tapping and clapping due to low-frequency vibration. In this condition, the scatter characteristics, such as wave transmissivity and reflectivity, of high-frequency waves in vicinity of the contact interface are fluctuated in synchronization with low-frequency excitation because of the contact acoustic nonlinearity. The time fluctuation of reflection intensity, which expresses the reflectivity in the specific location, of high-frequency waves at the contact interface is given as the reflection intensity map which plots time-spatial map. In this paper, experiment using the beam specimen which has single bolted joint is conducted to examine the performance of the evaluation index based on the fluctuation amplitude of reflection intensity.

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