The process of implementing a damage identification strategy for aerospace, civil and mechanical engineering infrastructure is referred to as structural health monitoring (SHM). Here, damage is defined as changes to the material and/or geometric properties of these systems, including changes to the boundary conditions and system connectivity, which… (More)
This paper casts structural health monitoring in the context of a statistical pattern recognition paradigm. Two pattern recognition techniques based on time series analysis are applied to fiber optic strain gauge data obtained from two different structural conditions of a surface-effect fast patrol boat. The first technique is based on a two-stage time… (More)
The non-linear dependence of pre-sliding and sliding friction forces on displacement and velocity is modelled using different physics-based and black-box approaches including various Maxwell-Slip models, neural networks, non-parametric (local) models and recurrent networks. The efficiency and accuracy of these identification methods is compared for an… (More)
This paper is concerned with the results from the COST Action F3 Working Group Two benchmarking exercise in Structural Health Monitoring. Data from two large-scale structures were modelled for the purposes of damage detection, location and quantification. Several analysis papers have been submitted for a special issue of Mechanical Systems and Signal… (More)
Imaging of the human body by any non-invasive technique has been an appropriate goal of physics and medicine, and great success has been obtained with both Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) in brain imaging. Non-imaging responses to functional activation using near infrared spectroscopy of brain (fNIR) obtained in 1993… (More)
Stated in its most basic form, the objective of damage diagnosis is to ascertain simply if damage is present or not based on measured dynamic characteristics of a system to be monitored. In reality, structures are subject to changing environmental and operational conditions that affect measured signals, and environmental and operational variations of the… (More)
In many practical situations, e.g., in aerospace applications and in mammography, it is important to test the structural integrity of material structures. We show that interval methods can help.
In this article, an implementation of the so-called "novelty detection" method to monitor damage in structures is proposed. Whereas conventional damage identiication procedures have the limitation of requiring a suuciently precise mathematical model of the structure , the novelty detection approach requires no "a priori" model, making the method more… (More)