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Numerical studies on a novel damage localization feature of cantilever beams using standard deviation and curvature method
Author(s): Yonghui An; Jinping Ou
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, taking the cantilever beams as example, a novel and simple damage localization approach is proposed: the Curvature Difference Probability Method of Waveform Logarithms of Standard Deviation (CDPWLSD). Firstly, the feature, the common Logarithms of Standard Deviation (LSD) for the response signals before and after damage should be computed at every measured node. Then, the curvature changes of the waveform LSD are selected as candidates for the potentially damaged locations. Lastly, the probability of every potentially damaged element presenting in multiple identifications is considered to determine the finally damaged elements. Numerical results of both single and multiple damage cases show that the proposed approach can be used to locate damage very well. And it is still effective even if the noise level is up to 15%.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 April 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8348, Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2012, 83483A (20 April 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.924172
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Yonghui An, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Jinping Ou, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8348:
Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2012
Tribikram Kundu, Editor(s)

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