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Exploration of structural identification tools and barriers on a laboratory model
Author(s): Korhan Ciloglu; Qin Pan; Kirk A. Grimmelsman; F. Nacati Catbas; A. Emin Aktan
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Paper Abstract

In this paper a structural identification (St-Id) case study on a laboratory physical model is presented. The main objective is to understand the reliability of ambient monitoring as the principal global experimentation tool for St-Id and to address the issues related to the projection of the laboratory study to a bridge structure. Linear deterministic FE modeling, controlled static load tests, impact tests and ambient vibration tests are utilized as St-Id tools to supplement each other in the study. The results showed that even under controlled laboratory conditions, uncertainties in the St-Id process cannot be completely avoided and govern the reliability of an St-Id study. Issues regarding the successful application of ambient vibration testing on a real-life bridge structure based on laboratory model results are addressed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5395, Nondestructive Detection and Measurement for Homeland Security II, (14 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.544682
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Korhan Ciloglu, Drexel Univ. (United States)
Qin Pan, Drexel Univ. (United States)
Kirk A. Grimmelsman, Drexel Univ. (United States)
F. Nacati Catbas, University of Central Florida (United States)
A. Emin Aktan, Drexel Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5395:
Nondestructive Detection and Measurement for Homeland Security II
Steven R. Doctor; Yoseph Bar-Cohen; A. Emin Aktan; H. Felix Wu, Editor(s)

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