Vibration signatures can be used to identify the presence of fatigue cracks in steel structures and assist in locating the damage. However, the state of a crack, and in particular the degree of crack closure which depends on the loading history that caused the crack, can have a marked influence on the effect of that crack on the vibration characteristics. Experimental results are presented in this paper to show that effect on frequency and damping as a function of crack closure.

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  • Authors:
    • Testa, R B
    • Zhang, Wenfen
    • SMYTH, A W
    • Betti, Raimondo
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  • Publication Date: 2000


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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 411-416

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  • Accession Number: 00793155
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1566769493
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 9 2000 12:00AM