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Structural Monitoring and Maintenance
  Volume 7, Number 2, June 2020, pages 125-147

Damage identification of structures by reduction of dynamic matrices using the modified modal strain energy method
Shahin Lale Arefi and Amin Gholizad

    Damage detection of structures is one of the most important topics in structural health monitoring. In practice, the response is not available at all structural degrees of freedom, and due to the installation of sensors at some degrees of freedom, responses exist only in limited number of degrees of freedom. This paper is investigated the damage detection of structures by applying two approaches, AllDOF and Dynamic Condensation Method (DCM), based on the Modified Modal Strain Energy Method (MMSEBI). In the AllDOF method, mode shapes in all degrees of freedom is available, but in the DCM the mode shapes only in some degrees of freedom are available. Therefore by methods like the DCM, mode shapes are obtained in slave degrees of freedom. So, in the first step, the responses at slave degrees of freedom extracted using the responses at master degrees of freedom. Then, using the reconstructed mode shape and obtaining the modified modal strain energy, the damages are detected. Two standard examples are used in different damage cases to evaluate the accuracy of the mentioned method. The results showed the capability of the DCM is acceptable for low mode shapes to detect the damage in structures. By increasing the number of modes, the AllDOF method identifies the locations of the damage more accurately.
Key Words
    damage identification; modal strain energy; dynamic condensation method; Model reduction method
Shahin Lale Arefi and Amin Gholizad: Department of Civil Engineering, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, P.O. Box 56199-11397, Ardabil, Iran

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