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Stochastic subspace-based damage detection of a temperature affected beam structure


Structural health monitoring (SHM) of civil structures often is limited due to changing environmental conditions, as those changes affect the structural dynamical properties in a similar way like damages can do. In this article, an approach for damage detection under changing temperatures is presented and applied to a beam structure. The used stochastic subspace-based algorithm relies on a reference null space estimate, which is confronted to data from the testing state in a residual function. For damage detection the residual is evaluated by means of statistical hypothesis tests. Changes of the system due to temperature effects are handled with a model interpolation approach from linear parameter varying system theory. From vibration data measured in the undamaged state at some few reference temperatures, a model of the dynamic system valid for the current testing temperature is interpolated. The reference null space and the covariance matrix for the hypothesis test is computed from this interpolated model. This approach has been developed recently and was validated in an academic test case on simulations of a mass-spring-damper. In this paper, the approach is validated experimentally on a beam structure under varying temperature conditions in a climate chamber. Compared to other approaches, the interpolation approach leads to significantly less false positive alarms in the reference state when the structure is exposed to different temperatures, while faults can still be detected reliably.
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hal-03276865 , version 1 (02-07-2021)


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Eva Viefhues, Michael Döhler, Patrick Simon, Ralf Herrmann, Falk Hille, et al.. Stochastic subspace-based damage detection of a temperature affected beam structure. SHMII-10 2021 - 10th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure, Jun 2021, Porto, Portugal. pp.1-6. ⟨hal-03276865⟩
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