Damage detection in slab-on-girder bridges using vibration characteristics

Shih, H.W., Thambiratnam, D.P., & Chan, T.H.T. (2013) Damage detection in slab-on-girder bridges using vibration characteristics. Structural Control and Health Monitoring, 20(20), pp. 1271-1290.

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This paper develops and applies a multi-criteria procedure, incorporating changes in natural frequencies, modal flexibility and the modal strain energy, for damage detection in slab-on-girder bridges. The proposed procedure is first validated through experimental testing of a model bridge. Numerically simulated modal data obtained through finite element analyses are then used to evaluate the vibration parameters before and after damage and used as the indices for assessment of the state of structural health. The procedure is illustrated by its application to full scale slab-on-girder bridges under different damage scenarios involving single and multiple damages on the deck and girders.

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ID Code: 56142
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Damage Detection, Vibration Parameters, Slab-on-girder Bridge, Experimental Testing, Finite Element Method
DOI: 10.1002/stc.1535
ISSN: 1545-2263
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 John Wiley & Sons.
Deposited On: 08 Jan 2013 21:44
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2014 04:26

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