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Health monitoring of bridgelike structures using state variable models
Author(s): Javier Valentin-Sivico; Vittal S. Rao; Leslie R. Koval
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Paper Abstract

A global damage detection method for civil engineering structures is proposed. This method provides the capability of determining the reduction in both stiffness and damping parameters of the structural elements. The proposed method uses the state-space representation of the structural dynamics to make the diagnosis of structural integrity. Given that the state-space representation of any system is not unique, the damage detection procedure is developed for the physical coordinates of the state-space representation. A transformation matrix to get any arbitrary state-space representation into the physical coordinates is also utilized. The feasibility of the proposed method is verified on a numerical example as well as on a simulated three-bar truss structure with 3 degrees of freedom.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 May 1997
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 3043, Smart Structures and Materials 1997: Smart Systems for Bridges, Structures, and Highways, (23 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.274639
Show Author Affiliations
Javier Valentin-Sivico, Univ. of Missouri/Rolla (United States)
Vittal S. Rao, Univ. of Missouri/Rolla (United States)
Leslie R. Koval, Univ. of Missouri/Rolla (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3043:
Smart Structures and Materials 1997: Smart Systems for Bridges, Structures, and Highways
Norris Stubbs, Editor(s)

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