JOURNAL OFSOUND AND VIBRATION
Journal of Sound and Vibration 290 (2006) 369–387
Damage detection by ﬁnite element model updating usingmodal ﬂexibility residual
, Wei-Xin Ren
Department of Civil Engineering, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, Fujian Province 350002, PR China
Department of Civil Engineering, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan Province 410075, PR China
Received 25 May 2004; received in revised form 15 November 2004; accepted 2 April 2005Available online 22 June 2005
A sensitivity-based ﬁnite element (FE) model updating is carried out for damage detection in this paper.The objective function consisting of the modal ﬂexibility residual is formulated and its gradient is derived.The optimization algorithm used to minimize the objective function and damage detection procedures areexplained. The proposed procedure is ﬁrstly illustrated with a simulated example of the simply supportedbeam. The effect of noise on the updating algorithm is studied. It is demonstrated that the behavior of proposed algorithm on noise is satisfactory and the identiﬁed damage patterns are good. Afterwards, theprocedure is applied for the tested reinforced concrete beam, which is damaged in the laboratory. Despiteall the elements in the FE model are used as updating parameters which is considered as the extremeadverse condition in FE model updating, the identiﬁed damage pattern is comparable with those obtainedfrom the tests. It is veriﬁed that the modal ﬂexibility is sensitive to damage and the proposed procedure of FE updating using the modal ﬂexibility residual is promising for the detection of damaged elements.
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