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Using experimental modal data to detect damage in a space trussThe effects of damage on a model space truss are investigated using experimentally measured modes along with a procedure that uses the vibratory residual forces and a weighted sensitivity analysis to estimate the extent of mass and/or stiffness variations, where damage is characterized as a reduction in structural stiffness. It is shown that this approach yields excellent results for a four-bay space truss under consideration and was able to accurately predict not only the location of the damage region but also estimate the relative severity for three different configurations. In addition, the method was able to accurately detect and differentiate a shift in structural mass.
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Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Tavares, R.
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Kosmatka, J. B.
(California Univ. La Jolla, United States)
Ricles, J.
(Lehigh Univ. Bethlehem, PA, United States)
Wicks, A.
(Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ. Blacksburg, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: In: AIAA(ASME)ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, 34th and AIAA/ASME Adaptive Structures Forum, La Jolla, CA, Apr. 19-22, 1993, Technical Papers. Pt. 3 (A93-33876 1
Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Subject Category
Structural Mechanics
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 93-1486
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