Fault identification using pseudomodal energies and modal properties

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Abstract

The pseudomodal energy, defined as the integrals of the real and imaginary components of the frequency-response functions over various frequency ranges, is proposed for fault identification in structures. Equations that formulate pseudomodal energies in the modal domain and their respective sensitivities are derived in receptance and inertance form. When tested on a simulated cantilevered beam, pseudomodal energies are found to be more resistant to noise in the data than the mode shapes and are able to take into account the out-of-frequency-band modes and to be better indicators of faults than the modal properties. Furthermore, they are more sensitive to faults than the natural frequencies and are equally as sensitive to faults as the mode shapes. The pseudomodal energies are computationally faster to calculate than the modal properties. When tested on a population of 20 steel cylinders, the pseudomodal energies are, on average, better indicators of faults than the modal properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1608-1617
Number of pages10
JournalAIAA Journal
Volume39
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering

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