Simulation-based non-linear vibration model for damage detection in RC beams

Hanif, Muhammad Usman and Ibrahim, Zainah and Jameel, Mohammed and Ghaedi, Khaled and Hashim, Huzaifa (2021) Simulation-based non-linear vibration model for damage detection in RC beams. European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering, 25 (8). pp. 1379-1404. ISSN 2116-7214, DOI

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This study presents a simulation-based method for damage detection in reinforced concrete beam-type structures. Reinforced concrete bridges are constantly exposed to dynamic loading, thus leading to deterioration before their design life. A novel damage assessment procedure has been presented, which uses the changes in non-linear vibration characteristics from computational model for damage assessment. A constitutive model is proposed, the parameters of which can be developed from compressive strength from laboratory test, and implemented in FE modelling of an RC beam. Incremental static damage is simulated in the beam, after which the non-linear behaviour is detected using harmonic excitation. The non-linear behaviour from simulation is characterised and used in proposing a damage detection method that does not rely on the baseline data of the structure. The methodology is validated experimentally and compared with conventional linear frequency-shift-based damage detection method. Resultantly, the proposed method is simple, computationally efficient, shows good agreement with the published studies on cracked vibration behaviour and has promising prospects in addressing inverse engineering problem in structural health monitoring of RC structures.

Item Type: Article
Funders: University Malaya Postgraduate Research Fund (PPP -Project) (PG187-2014B), University of Malaya Research Grant (UMRG -Project) (RP004A/13AET), University of Malaya Research Grant (Faculty Program) (GPF015A-2018)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Simulation-based damage detection; Concrete damage; Structural health monitoring; Concrete constitutive modelling; Non-linear analysis; Inverse problem; Implicit dynamic analysis
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > Department of Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2022 06:25
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2022 06:25

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