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Damage detection of highly damped structures using direct frequency response measurements and residual force vectors
Author(s): Kevin L. Napolitano; John B. Kosmatka
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Paper Abstract

A methodology is presented for detecting damage of highly damped structural systems. Direct frequency response functions along with a correlated analytical model of the undamaged structure are used to detect and assess damage using residual force vectors. A sensitivity analysis using a least-squares approximation is used to assess the extent of damage in the face of changes in the system mass distribution, damping mechanism, and structure stiffness. Both VEM and fluid strut (one-dimensional) dampers are applied to an analytical model of a space truss. Numerical results are presented to validate and assess the proposed approach. The advantages and limitations of this method are examined. This methodology can also be used to perform system identification.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2720, Smart Structures and Materials 1996: Passive Damping and Isolation, (1 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239080
Show Author Affiliations
Kevin L. Napolitano, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
John B. Kosmatka, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2720:
Smart Structures and Materials 1996: Passive Damping and Isolation
Conor D. Johnson, Editor(s)

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