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Detection of minuscule changes in structures from spectral data
Author(s): Kumar Vikram Singh; Gopal Krishna Srinivas; Amit Shukla; Su-Seng Pang
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Paper Abstract

The spectral data i.e. eigenvalues (natural-frequencies) and eigenvectors (mode-shapes), characterizes the dynamics of the system. The dynamic analysis of physical systems leads to certain direct and inverse eigenvalue problems. The direct eigenvalue problem deals in evaluating the spectral behavior of structures for given distributions of physical parameters such as mass, area, stiffness etc. whereas, the estimation of these physical parameters form the spectral data is known as inverse eigenvalue problem. The detection of minuscule (small) changes in the stiffness and mass of the structure, by solving certain inverse eigenvalue problems, is addressed here by considering a grooved axially vibrating rod. In solving direct problems, we have considered two types of eigenvalue problem: (i) traditional algebraic eigenvalue problems and (ii) transcendental eigenvalue problems associated with the continuous system. In conclusion, we have (a) obtained the eigenvalues of damaged rod, (b) analyzed the behavior of the spectral data due to minuscule change in the physical parameters, and (c) determined the different type of spectral data that are required for detecting damage parameters. Several numerical examples are solved here demonstrating the feasibility and accuracy of the identification technique by solving Transcendental Inverse Eigenvalue Problems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 April 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6532, Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2007, 65321F (11 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.716049
Show Author Affiliations
Kumar Vikram Singh, Miami Univ. (United States)
Gopal Krishna Srinivas, Louisiana State Univ. (United States)
Amit Shukla, Miami Univ. (United States)
Su-Seng Pang, Louisiana State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6532:
Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2007
Tribikram Kundu, Editor(s)

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