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Damage detection, location, and estimation for space trusses
Author(s): Douglas K. Lindner; Richard M. Goff
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we describe a new algorithm for the detection, location, and estimation of damage on a space truss using parameter identification techniques. The concept is to start with a model of the truss which is known to accurately model the healthy truss. This healthy model of the truss is periodically updated using dynamic response data. When damage has occurred, a damage model of the truss is constructed from dynamic response data using an identification algorithm. By comparing the parameters in the truth model with the parameters of the damage model, the damage is detected, located, and the extent of the damage accessed. The algorithm proposed here uses an explicit model of the damage to the truss. This description of the damage allows the algorithm search over a smaller set of possible damage models with attendant increase in performance. In addition to locating the damage, an estimate of the damage is also given. The performance of this algorithm for locating and estimating damage is presented in the form of three example problems including a 44 dof planar truss.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1917, Smart Structures and Materials 1993: Smart Structures and Intelligent Systems, (8 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.152743
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Douglas K. Lindner, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
Richard M. Goff, Fiber and Sensor Technologies, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1917:
Smart Structures and Materials 1993: Smart Structures and Intelligent Systems
Nesbitt W. Hagood; Gareth J. Knowles, Editor(s)

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