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Vibration Signature Analysis Using Artificial Neural Networks

Barai, SV and Pandey, PC (1995) Vibration Signature Analysis Using Artificial Neural Networks. In: Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 9 (4). pp. 259-265.

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Damage detection by measuring and analyzing vibration signals in a machine component is an established procedure in mechanical and aerospace engineering. This paper presents vibration signature analysis of steel bridge structures in a nonconventional way using artificial neural networks (ANN). Multilayer perceptrons have been adopted using the back-propagation algorithm for network training. The training patterns in terms of vibration signature are generated analytically for a moving load traveling on a trussed bridge structure at a constant speed to simulate the inspection vehicle. Using the finite-element technique, the moving forces are converted into stationary time-dependent force functions in order to generate vibration signals in the structure and the same is used to train the network. The performance of the trained networks is examined for their capability to detect damage from unknown signatures taken independently at one, three, and five nodes. It has been observed that the prediction using the trained network with single-node signature measurement at a suitability chosen location is even better than that of three-node and five-node measurement data.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Society of Civil Engineers.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2011 07:27
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2011 07:27
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/38143

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