DAMAGE LOCATION IN STRUCTURES THROUGH A CONNECTIVE USE OF FEM MODAL ANALYSES

The presence of damage in a structure gives rise to alterations in its response which makes it possible to determine the "symptomatic functionals" of damage. Frequency analysis may provide a summary characterization of the distortions in a structure's dynamic behaviour (as revealed, for instance, by the variations in a number of modal frequencies). This paper illustrates an application involving the use of "feedforward" neural networks to locate damage in an FEM truss model on the basis of the modal analyses carried out on the structure in its undamaged and damaged conditions. The encouraging performance of the neural networks (exploited directly in the ability to realize continuous maps) emphasize the need to work out more suitable methods for experimental applications.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Modal Analysis, v 10 n 3, July 1995, p 178 [9 p, 16 ref, 4 tab, 7 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Ceravolo, R
    • Stefano, A
    • de
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00718309
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1996 12:00AM