A technique for damage localization and assessment based on measurements of both eigenvectors curvatures and eigenfrequencies is proposed. The procedure is based on two successive steps: a model independent localization, based on changes of modal curvatures, and the solution of a one-dimensional minimization problem to evaluate damage intensity. The observability properties of damage parameters is discussed and, accordingly, a suitable change of coordinates is introduced. The proposed technique is illustrated with reference to a cantilever Euler beam endowed with a set of piezoelectric transducers. To assess the robustness of the algorithm, a parametric study of the identification errors with respect to the number of transducers and to the number of considered modal quantities is carried out with both clean and noise-corrupted data.
|Translated title of the contribution||Damage Observability, Localization and Assessment based on Eigenfrequencies and Eigenvectors Curvatures|
|Pages (from-to)||191 - 204|
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||Smart Structures and Systems|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2011|