JOURNAL OFSOUND AND VIBRATION
Journal of Sound and Vibration 289 (2006) 830–850
Damage detection in discrete vibrating systems
Michele Dilena, Antonino Morassi
Dipartimento di Georisorse e Territorio, Universita`degli Studi di Udine, Italy
Received 24 May 2004; received in revised form 15 December 2004; accepted 23 February 2005Available online 2 June 2005
This paper deals with the identiﬁcation of a single defect in a discrete spring-mass or beam-like system bymeasurements of damage-induced shifts in resonance frequencies and antiresonance frequencies. Forinitially uniform discrete systems, it is shown how the measurement of an appropriate set of frequencies andantiresonances permits unique identiﬁcation of the damage. The theoretical results are conﬁrmed bycomparison with numerical and experimental tests.
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This paper is concerned with the identiﬁcation of localized damage in discrete vibratingsystems, such as spring-mass or beam-like systems, by a minimal number of frequencymeasurements.Discrete vibrating systems are quite common structural mechanics. They originate, for example,when ﬁnite element models are used to approximate the dynamic behavior of continuous systems(see Ref.). There are other situations, which are important both for the civil and mechanicalengineering ﬁeld, in which real vibrating structures can be accurately modelled as discrete systems.To give few signiﬁcant examples of this kind, multi-story buildings under seismic base excitationor rotary shafts in turbines can be modelled as discrete spring-mass systems (see Ref.).Moreover, beam-like systems with massless rigid elements connected themselves by elastic jointsare largely employed to model the dynamic behavior of mechanical manipulators in robotics.
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