Two frequency response correlation criteria, namely the global shape correlation (GSC) function and the global amplitude correlation (GAC) function, are established tools to quantify the correlation between predictions from a finite-element (FE) model and measured data for the purposes of FE model validation and updating. This paper extends the application of these two correlation criteria to structural health monitoring and damage detection. In addition, window-averaged versions of the GSC and GAC, namely WAIGSC and WAIGAC, are defined as effective damage indicators to quantify the change in structural response. An integrated method of structural health monitoring and damage assessment, based on the correlation functions and radial basis function neural networks, is proposed and the technique is applied to a bookshelf structure with 24 measured responses. The undamaged and damaged states, single and multiple damage locations, as well as damage levels, were successfully identified in all cases studied. The ability of the proposed method to cope with incomplete measurements is also discussed.
|Translated title of the contribution||Structural Health Monitoring and Damage Assessment using Frequency Response Correlation Criteria|
|Pages (from-to)||981 - 993|
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Journal of Engineering Mechanics|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2007|