Structural Durability & Health Monitoring

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In order to maintain a reasonable cost for large scale structures such as airframes, offshore structures, nuclear plants etc., it is generally accepted that improved methods for structural integrity and durability assessment are required. Structural Health Monitoring (SDHM) had emerged as an active area of research for fatigue life and damage accumulation prognostics.

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  • Finite Element Model Updating for Structural Health Monitoring
  • Abstract This paper provides a model updating approach to detect, locate, and characterize damage in structural and mechanical systems by examining changes in measured vibration responses. Research in vibration-based damage identification has been rapidly expanding over the last few decades. The basic idea behind this technology is that modal parameters (notably frequencies, mode shapes, and modal damping) are functions of the physical properties of the structure (mass, damping, and stiffness). Therefore, changes in the physical properties will cause changes in the modal properties which could be obtained by structural health monitoring (SHM). Updating is a process fraught with numerical difficulties. These… More
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  • Finite Element Analysis on Vibration Characteristics of an Offshore Floating Breakwater
  • Abstract The construction of seaside facilities is a hot topic in the field of ocean engineering. In this paper, a new type of floating breakwater is designed by 3DCAD geometric modeling. Based on the vibration theory and finite element technology, the floating breakwater model is optimized, and the modal analysis of the structure with the bracket as main body and blades as functional attachments is carried out. Natural frequencies and mode shapes of the blades are first calculated, and the effects of the natural frequencies in both dry and wet conditions are taken into account. Modal analysis and harmonic response analysis… More
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  • Integrity Analysis on Existing Crane Runway Girders with Defects Using Constraint-Based R6 Criterion
  • Abstract In order to resolve the safety problem of the existing crane runway girders (CRGs) with defects, the constraint-based R6 criterion is proposed to assess their structural integrity. The existing steel CRGs with defects at the weld joint between the upper flange and web plate, are characterized to three-dimensional finite element models with a semi-ellipse surface crack. The R6 criterion has been modified by considering the constraint effect which is represented by T-stress. The analysis results illustrate that working condition of the cracked CRGs leads to high constraint level along the crack front. The crack aspect ratio (a/c) and runway eccentricity… More
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  • Fatigue Performance Analysis and Evaluation for Steel Box Girder Based on Structural Health Monitoring System
  • Abstract Taizhou Yangtze River Bridge as a long-span suspension bridge, the finite element model (FEM) of it is established using the ANSYS Software. The beam4 element is used to simulate the main beam to establish the “spine beam” model of the Taizhou Yangtze River Bridge. The calculated low-order vibration mode frequency of the FEM is in good agreement with the completion test results. The model can simulate the overall dynamic response of the bridge. Based on the vehicle load survey, the Monte Carlo method is applied to simulate the traffic load flow. Then the overall dynamic response analysis of FEM is… More
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  • Mechanical Experimental Study on Tensile Bolted Connections of Crosslaminated Timber
  • Abstract In order to explore a kind of high-strength, earthquake-resistant, economical and suitable connection, 4 groups of cross-laminated timber wall-to-floor and wall-to-wall bolted connections were tested under monotonic and cyclic loading. The deformation characteristics and failure modes of the cross-laminated timber wall-to-floor and wall-to-wall bolted connections were exploited. Load-slip curves, bearing capacity, yielding point, stiffness and ductility of each group of specimens were analyzed. The test results indicate that the loading process of cross-laminated timber bolted connections under tension can be categorized as five stages, namely the elastic stage, the slip stage, the embedding stage, the yielding stage and the ultimate… More
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