FRF Sensitivity-Based Damage Identification Using Linkage Modeling for Limited Sensor Arrays

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International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, 2018, 18 (8)
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© 2018 World Scientific Publishing Company. This paper presents a novel method to localize and quantify damage in a jack arch structure by introducing a linkage modeling technique to overcome issues caused by having limited sensors. The main strategy in the proposed Frequency Response Function (FRF)-based sensitivity model updating approach is to divide the specimen into partitions. The Young's modulus of each partition is then updated to detect stiffness reduction caused by damage. System Equivalent Reduction Expansion Process (SEREP) is used to reduce the full finite element (FE) model to a linkage model. The number of measured degrees of freedom (DOFs) is then expanded to the linkage model using the mass and stiffness matrices of the linkage model for the synthesis of interpolated FRFs. The FRF sensitivities are then formulated using the linkage model along with the interpolated FRFs to iteratively calculate the values of the updating parameters until convergence is achieved. The methodology and theory behind this procedure are discussed and verified using a numerical and experimental study. The successful implementation of this method has the potential to detect the location and severity of damage where sensor placement is limited.
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