Modal-based damage identification methods for plate-like structures

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Progress in Mechanics of Structures and Materials - Proceedings of the 19th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, ACMSM19, 2007, pp. 909 - 914
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A great deal of work has been done in the area of damage identification in structures using changes of modal parameters before and after damage. Most of the developments have been based on beam theory and application to beam-like or truss structures. Few researchers have contributed to in-depth study of damage identification of plate-like structures employing modal-based methods. In this paper, two modal strain energy based damage identification methods have been expanded for detecting damage and evaluation of damage severity in plate-like structures. The study is based on finite element analysis (FEA) results of a plate model. The purpose of the study is to explore feasibility of using modal strain energy based methods for damage identification of plate-like structures. The results show that one modified method based on a two-dimensional mode shape curvature in computing the damage index provides very good damage localisation and severity estimation. © 2007 Taylor & Francis Group, London.
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