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A time-domain approach for damage detection in beam structures using vibration data with a moving oscillator as an excitation source

Majumder, Luna and Manohar, CS (2003) A time-domain approach for damage detection in beam structures using vibration data with a moving oscillator as an excitation source. In: Journal of Sound and Vibration, 268 (4). pp. 699-716.

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Abstract

The problem of detecting local/distributed change of stiffness in bridge structures using ambient vibration data is considered. The vibration induced by a vehicle moving on the bridge is taken to be the excitation source. A validated finite element model for the bridge structure in its undamaged state is assumed to be available. Alterations to be made to this initial model, to reflect the changes in bridge behaviour due to occurrence of damage, are determined using a time-domain approach. The study takes into account complicating features arising out of dynamic interactions between vehicle and the bridge, bridge deck unevenness, spatial incompleteness of measured data and presence of measurement noise. The inclusion of vehicle inertia, stiffness and damping characteristics into the analysis makes the system time variant, which, in turn, necessitates treatment of the damage detection problem in time domain. The efficacy of the procedures developed is demonstrated by considering detection of localized/distributed damages in a beam-moving oscillator model using synthetically generated vibration data.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:28
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/7285

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