A New Damage Index for Isolated Structures
|Published in:||International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, August 2019, n. 8, v. 19|
Damage indices based on structural dynamic characteristics are often used to detect damage in the structures. In this study, a new index for identifying damages in base-isolated structures is proposed using the frequency response function (FRF). Since calculation of the FRF data is time- and memory-consuming for problems of large size, the two-dimensional principal component analysis technique is employed to decrease the data size. The damage indices calculated, representing the health state of the structure, are stored in a database, which are then used to detect the damage location and severity by utilizing the lookup table method. The proposed damage detection method is applied to four concrete frame models, one of which is fixed at the base and the others are isolated by elastomeric bearings. The FRF data are polluted with three different noise values (5%, 10% and 15%) in order to evaluate the uncertainty of measurements. The accuracy of the proposed indices is compared with each other for various parameters such as noise values, bearings characteristics, base conditions and different damage scenarios. The results show the precision of the proposed method.
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