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Random vibration testing with controlled samples

Sundar, VS and Manohar, CS (2014) Random vibration testing with controlled samples. In: STRUCTURAL CONTROL & HEALTH MONITORING, 21 (10). pp. 1269-1283.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1002/stc.1646


This paper proposes a novel experimental test procedure to estimate the reliability of structural dynamical systems under excitations specified via random process models. The samples of random excitations to be used in the test are modified by the addition of an artificial control force. An unbiased estimator for the reliability is derived based on measured ensemble of responses under these modified inputs based on the tenets of Girsanov transformation. The control force is selected so as to reduce the sampling variance of the estimator. The study observes that an acceptable choice for the control force can be made solely based on experimental techniques and the estimator for the reliability can be deduced without taking recourse to mathematical model for the structure under study. This permits the proposed procedure to be applied in the experimental study of time-variant reliability of complex structural systems that are difficult to model mathematically. Illustrative example consists of a multi-axes shake table study on bending-torsion coupled, geometrically non-linear, five-storey frame under uni/bi-axial, non-stationary, random base excitation. Copyright (c) 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the WILEY-BLACKWELL, 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2014 04:44
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2014 04:44
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/50009

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