The Analysis of Long‐Term Frequency and Damping Wandering in Buildings Using the Random Decrement Technique

  title={The Analysis of Long‐Term Frequency and Damping Wandering in Buildings Using the Random Decrement Technique},
  author={Ali Mikael and Philippe Gu{\'e}guen and Pierre-Yves Bard and Philippe Roux and Mickael Langlais},
  journal={Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America},
The characterization and monitoring of buildings is an issue that has attracted the interest of many sectors over the last two decades. With the increasing use of permanent, continuous, and real‐time networks, ambient vibrations can provide a simple tool for the identification of dynamic building parameters. This study is focused on the long‐term variation of frequency and damping in several buildings, using the Random Decrement Technique (RDT). RDT provides a fast, robust, and accurate long… 

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