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The present study carries out output-only modal analysis using two blind source separation (BSS) techniques, namely independent component analysis and second-order blind identification. The concept of virtual source is exploited and renders the application of these BSS techniques possible. The proposed modal analysis method is illustrated using numerical(More)
For modal analysis of large structures, it is unpractical and expensive to use artificial excitation (e.g., shakers). However, engineering structures are most often subject to ambient loads (e.g., traffic and wind) that can be exploited for modal parameter estimation. One difficulty is that the actual loading conditions cannot generally be measured, and(More)
SUMMARY: The present study carries out output-only modal analysis using two blind source separation (BSS) techniques, namely independent component analysis and second-order based identification. It is shown under which circumstances the normal coordinates of the vibration modes may be interpreted as virtual sources, which renders the application of these(More)
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