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An Experimental Benchmark Problem in Structural Health Monitoring

Dyke, S. J. and Bernal, D. and Beck, J. L. and Ventura, C. (2001) An Experimental Benchmark Problem in Structural Health Monitoring. In: Structural health monitoring : the demands and challenges : proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring: the Demands and Challenges, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, September 12-14, 2001. CRC Press , Boca Raton, FL, pp. 488-497. ISBN 1566768810.

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This paper focuses on the goals of the second phase of the activities of the IASC-ASCE Structural Health Monitoring Task Group, involving the application of structural health monitoring techniques to data obtained from a four story steel frame structure tested July 19–21, 2000 at the University of British Columbia. Damage was simulated by removing bracing within the structure. An electromagnetic shaker and mass on the top floor of the structure were used to excite the structure. Accelerometers were placed throughout the structure to provide measurements of the structural responses. Three excitation cases were considered, including one ambient vibration level in which the shaker was turned off.

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Additional Information:Support to conduct this experiment was provided in part by NSF grants CMS–9733272 and EEC–9820506. The authors also wish to thank the other members of the IASC-ASCE SHM Task Group for their assistance, suggestions, and cooperation in the development of this benchmark problem; particularly: Raimondo Betti (Columbia Univ.), Joel P. Conte (UCLA), Erik. A. Johnson (Univ. of Southern Calif.), Lambros Katafygiotis (Hong Kong Univ. of Sci. and Tech.), H.F. Lam (Hong Kong Univ. of Sci. and Tech.), Sami F. Masri (Univ. of Southern Calif.), and Andrew Smyth (Columbia Univ.). Thanks especially to Houman Ghalibafian and Medhi Kharrazi at the University of British Columbia for their assistance in setting up and conducting the experiment described herein. Also, thanks to Kelvin Yuen (Calif. Inst. of Technology), and to Ellen Beckmann and Suzy Hyun (Wash. Univ. St. Louis) for assistance in conducting the experiment and to Juan Caicedo (Wash. Univ. St. Louis) for providing several of the graphics contained herein.
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Deposited By: Carmen Nemer-Sirois
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