Assessment of the condition of a beam using a static loading test

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Title: Assessment of the condition of a beam using a static loading test
Authors: Walsh, Brian J.
González, Arturo
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Date: May-2009
Online since: 2010-11-04T16:37:09Z
Abstract: This paper presents a novel approach for structural damage detection. The cross-entropy method is used to estimate the structural parameters of a simply supported beam from its response to a static load consisting of a heavy vehicle. Various states of beam damage are modelled through local reductions in flexural rigidity. The proposed method estimates the distribution of stiffness throughout the beam using the deflections due to a heavy load located on the beam. Parameters such as initial distribution values, structural model, number of readings and sample size are varied to assess their influence on the prediction of the damage severity and its location.
Funding Details: Other funder
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Inc.
Journal: Key Engineering Materials
Volume: 413-414
Start page: 269
End page: 276
Copyright (published version): 2009 Trans Tech Publications
Keywords: Damage detectionSystem identificationCross-entropy
Subject LCSH: Structural analysis (Engineering)
Cross-entropy method
Dead loads (Mechanics)
System identification
DOI: 10.4028/
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Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Critical Infrastructure Group Research Collection
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