Damage localization in ambient vibration by constructing proportional flexibility matrix

Z. D. Duan, G. R. Yan, J. P. Ou, B. F. Spencer

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Abstract

Damage localization approaches based on changes of flexibility constitute an important technique for damage detection. Construction of flexibility matrix with output-only data is still unfathomed, and this makes flexibility-based approaches not applicable in ambient vibration. An algorithm is presented to construct a Proportional Flexibility Matrix (PFM) from a set of arbitrarily-scaled modal shapes and modal frequencies. By scaling and redistributing the mass of real structure, a dummy structure is obtained. The ratios among the modal masses of the real and dummy structures can be deduced, and then the PFM is constructed. PFMs for the pre-damaged and post-damaged structure are employed to do damage localization by the Damage Locating Vector (DLV) method. To make the two flexibilities comparable, a normalization scheme of mass matrix is presented. A numerical example shows that a small number of measured modes can produce PFMs with sufficient accuracy to correctly locate the damage employing the DLV method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStructural Health Monitoring and Intelligent Infrastructure - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring and Intelligent Infrastructure
Pages561-565
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2003
Event1st International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring and Intelligent Infrastructure, SHMII-1'2003 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: Nov 13 2003Nov 15 2003

Publication series

NameStructural Health Monitoring and Intelligent Infrastructure - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring and Intelligent Infrastructure
Volume1

Other

Other1st International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring and Intelligent Infrastructure, SHMII-1'2003
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period11/13/0311/15/03

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture

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