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Probabilistic detectability of structural damage using frequency sensitivity methods
Author(s): Carlos M. Ferregut; Roberto A. Osegueda; Thomas W. Stephenson
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Paper Abstract

Effects of experimental uncertainties on the detectability of structural damage using a frequency sensitivity method are examined. An existing theory of global damage detection based on resonant frequency changes is modified to account for the uncertainties in the frequency measurements. The effects of the uncertainties are studied by simulating a number of NDE inspections on a cantilever beam subjected to a single damage at several locations using Monte Carlo techniques. The statistics of the final damage predictions are obtained through the simulation results. The probability of detecting various levels of damage along the beam is examined by defining successful detection events.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 April 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2446, Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Smart Systems for Bridges, Structures, and Highways, (20 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.207720
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Carlos M. Ferregut, Univ. of Texas/El Paso (United States)
Roberto A. Osegueda, Univ. of Texas/El Paso (United States)
Thomas W. Stephenson, Univ. of Texas/El Paso (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2446:
Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Smart Systems for Bridges, Structures, and Highways
Larryl K. Matthews, Editor(s)

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