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Choi 2007

Choi 2007

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Published by: Thuha Le on Oct 16, 2012
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ABSTRACT
In this study, a systematic approach was adopted to investigate, numericallyand experimentally, localised defects and/or damage in timber bridges, such as rot,using modal based damage detection techniques.
An
existing damage detection methodnamely damage index (DI) method that utilises modal strain energy before and afterdamaged state was adopted. One contribution
of
this study was to modify the
Dl
methodby an additional step
of
normalising the modal curvature, which would minimise thedominance
of
higher modes.In the numerical models, a comparative study
of
the effects
of
numericalintegration techniques used in a damage detection process was .carried out. The resultsshow that when mode shape curvature integrations use the rectangular rule for thenumerical integration, it yields better results than the trapezoidal rule.In the nun1erical examples using a finite element model
of
timber beam, themodified DI (MDI) methods were found to perform better than its original form for
locating'"
single and multiple damage scenarios. For the DI methods, two types
of
forn1ulations were adopted and modified, and they are denoted
as
modified damageindex
I
(MDI-I) and modified damage index II (MDI-II). Another modal based damagedetection method, namely changes in flexibility (CIF), was adopted for locatingdamage.
It
was found that the ClF method performed reasonably well for single damagebut not multiple damage scenarios.As part
of
the study, the modified damage index methods were utilised forevaluating severity
of
damage. For the
:NIDI-I
method, the formulation was not derivedto evaluate damage severity directly. Instead, a hybrid
of
the MDI-I and CIF methods(HMC), was proposed for evaluating severity
of
damage in terms
of
loss
of
'1'
(moment
of
inertia). Using three levels
of
damage, i.e. light (L), medium (M) and severe (S), theHMC method
is
able to predict the medium and severe damage quite well, but it is lessefficient for light damage scenarios. For the MDI-II method, further manipulation
of
thealgorithm can predict the severity
of
damage in terms
of
loss
of'!,.
This method is ableto predict the medium and severe damage quite well but is not as good for the lightdamage. Both methods, HMC and MDI-II, for predicting severity
of
damage, requiredsome adjustment using a weighting factor in order to obtain reasonable results.ii

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