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Structural damage assessment using damage locating vector with limited sensors
Author(s): V. A. Tran; W. H. Duan; S. T. Quek
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Paper Abstract

The damage locating vector (DLV) method based on dynamic response is (a) modified for structural damage detection using normalized cumulative energy (instead of stress) indicator, (b) applied to the case where the number of sensors used is small compared to the structural degrees of freedom, and (c) employed to identify multiple damaged elements of an existing structure. From the measured structural dynamic response at the reference and damaged states, the change in flexibility matrix at sensor locations is formulated based on which the DLV is calculated. The DLV is a set of static load vector which has the property that when applied to the structure at its reference state, no energy is induced in the damaged elements providing the basis to identify damaged elements. The efficiency and robustness of the proposed method are examined using both simulated and experimental data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 April 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6932, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2008, 693226 (8 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.774082
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V. A. Tran, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
W. H. Duan, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
S. T. Quek, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6932:
Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2008
Masayoshi Tomizuka, Editor(s)

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