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Dynamic Simulation of Cracked Buildings for Damage Detection

Alan Alonso-Rivers1, Rolando Salgado-Estrada2,*

1 Faculty of Engineering, Department of Civil, Ambiental Engineering, School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering, University of Alberta, 6-361 Donadeo Innovation Center for Engineering (ICE), Edmonton, Alberta, T6H 1H9, Canada
2 Faculty of Engineering of the Construction and the Habitat, Campus Veracruz, Universidad Veracruzana, Boca del Río, Veracruz, CP 94294, México

* Corresponding Author: Rolando Salgado-Estrada. Email: email

Structural Durability & Health Monitoring 2020, 14(3), 187-204.


A dynamic simulation method for cracked structures is implemented to determine their dynamic response with the purpose of evaluating their structural behavior. The procedure makes possible the simulation of three-dimensional cracked structures. The excitation force is randomly generated to simulate wind gusts. It is assumed the structure remains in the elastic range, which allows for each mode that contributes to its dynamic response to be decoupled. The results indicate that the presence of damage causes changes in the modals parameters of the structure as accurate as other similar methods proposed for simpler structures. Therefore, it is concluded that the proposed method is a reliable way to evaluate the dynamic behavior of three-dimensional cracked building structures.


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Alonso-Rivers, A., Salgado-Estrada, R. (2020). Dynamic simulation of cracked buildings for damage detection. Structural Durability & Health Monitoring, 14(3), 187-204.
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Alonso-Rivers A, Salgado-Estrada R. Dynamic simulation of cracked buildings for damage detection. Structural Durability Health Monit . 2020;14(3):187-204
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A. Alonso-Rivers and R. Salgado-Estrada, "Dynamic Simulation of Cracked Buildings for Damage Detection," Structural Durability Health Monit. , vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 187-204. 2020.

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