Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a study on the application of four damage factors to several single and multiple damage scenarios of aluminium beams. Each one of these damage factors is defined by the information given by modal curvatures of the beams. Design/methodology/approach: The methodology consisted of a first experimental stage in which the modal rotations were measured with shearography and a subsequent numerical analysis in order to obtain the modal curvatures. To this end, three finite difference formulae were applied. The modal curvatures were then used to calculate the damage factors. Findings: It was found that the profile of the damage factors varies according to the finite difference formula used. In view of the findings, the differences among the damage factors analysed are highlighted and some final recommendations to improve damage identifications via modal curvature-based are presented. Originality/value: To the best of the authors’ knowledge, the application and comparison of several finite difference formulae and corresponding optimal sampling has not been carried out before. With the proposed approach, it is possible to identify multiple damages, which is still a great challenge. The post-processing of shearography measurements with a numerical method, which is inherently a multidisciplinary approach, is also a substantial improvement upon other type of approaches found in the literature.

Cinque, D., Santos, J.V.A., Gabriele, S., Marfia, S., Lopes, H. (2021). Improvement on modal curvatures methods for multiple damage identification in beams. MULTIDISCIPLINE MODELING IN MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES, 17(6), 1061-1080 [10.1108/MMMS-07-2021-0124].

Improvement on modal curvatures methods for multiple damage identification in beams

Cinque D.;Gabriele S.;Marfia S.;
2021-01-01

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a study on the application of four damage factors to several single and multiple damage scenarios of aluminium beams. Each one of these damage factors is defined by the information given by modal curvatures of the beams. Design/methodology/approach: The methodology consisted of a first experimental stage in which the modal rotations were measured with shearography and a subsequent numerical analysis in order to obtain the modal curvatures. To this end, three finite difference formulae were applied. The modal curvatures were then used to calculate the damage factors. Findings: It was found that the profile of the damage factors varies according to the finite difference formula used. In view of the findings, the differences among the damage factors analysed are highlighted and some final recommendations to improve damage identifications via modal curvature-based are presented. Originality/value: To the best of the authors’ knowledge, the application and comparison of several finite difference formulae and corresponding optimal sampling has not been carried out before. With the proposed approach, it is possible to identify multiple damages, which is still a great challenge. The post-processing of shearography measurements with a numerical method, which is inherently a multidisciplinary approach, is also a substantial improvement upon other type of approaches found in the literature.
Cinque, D., Santos, J.V.A., Gabriele, S., Marfia, S., Lopes, H. (2021). Improvement on modal curvatures methods for multiple damage identification in beams. MULTIDISCIPLINE MODELING IN MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES, 17(6), 1061-1080 [10.1108/MMMS-07-2021-0124].
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