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Modeling and Estimation of Structural Damage

Modeling and Estimation of Structural Damage Author Jonathan M. Nichols
ISBN-10 9781118777053
Release 2016-02-23
Pages 450
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Modelling and Estimation of Damage in Structures is a comprehensiveguide to solving the type of modelling and estimation problems associated with the physics of structural damage. Provides a model-based approach to damage identification Presents an in-depth treatment of probability theory and random processes Covers both theory and algorithms for implementing maximum likelihood and Bayesian estimation approaches Includes experimental examples of all detection and identification approaches Provides a clear means by which acquired data can be used to make decisions regarding maintenance and usage of a structure



Online Damage Detection in Structural Systems

Online Damage Detection in Structural Systems Author Saeed Eftekhar Azam
ISBN-10 9783319025599
Release 2014-01-21
Pages 135
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This monograph assesses in depth the application of recursive Bayesian filters in structural health monitoring. Although the methods and algorithms used here are well established in the field of automatic control, their application in the realm of civil engineering has to date been limited. The monograph is therefore intended as a reference for structural and civil engineers who wish to conduct research in this field. To this end, the main notions underlying the families of Kalman and particle filters are scrutinized through explanations within the text and numerous numerical examples. The main limitations to their application in monitoring of high-rise buildings are discussed and a remedy based on a synergy of reduced order modeling (based on proper orthogonal decomposition) and Bayesian estimation is proposed. The performance and effectiveness of the proposed algorithm is demonstrated via pseudo-experimental evaluations.



Topics in Dynamics of Civil Structures Volume 4

Topics in Dynamics of Civil Structures  Volume 4 Author Fikret Necati Catbas
ISBN-10 9781461465553
Release 2013-06-15
Pages 569
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Topics in Dynamics of Civil Structures, Volume 4: Proceedings of the 31st IMAC, A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics, 2013, the fourth volume of seven from the Conference, brings together contributions to this important area of research and engineering. The collection presents early findings and case studies on fundamental and applied aspects of Structural Dynamics, including papers on: Modal Parameter Identification for Civil Structures Vibration Control of Civil Structures Cable Dynamics Damage Detection Models for Civil Structures Data-Driven Health Monitoring of Structures & Infrastructure Experimental Techniques for Civil Structures Human-induced Vibrations of Civil Structures Structural Modeling for Civil Structures



Risk Assessment Modeling and Decision Support

Risk Assessment  Modeling and Decision Support Author Ann Bostrom
ISBN-10 3540711589
Release 2008-02-10
Pages 334
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The papers in this volume integrate results from current research efforts in earthquake engineering with research from the larger risk assessment community. The authors include risk and hazard researchers from the major U.S. hazard and earthquake centers. The volume lays out a road map for future developments in risk modeling and decision support, and positions earthquake engineering research within the family of risk analysis tools and techniques.



Nonlinear Dynamics Volume 2

Nonlinear Dynamics  Volume 2 Author Gaetan Kerschen
ISBN-10 9783319045221
Release 2014-03-28
Pages 319
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This second volume of eight from the IMAC - XXXII Conference, brings together contributions to this important area of research and engineering. The collection presents early findings and case studies on fundamental and applied aspects of Structural Dynamics, including papers on: Linear Systems Substructure Modelling Adaptive Structures Experimental Techniques Analytical Methods Damage Detection Damping of Materials & Members Modal Parameter Identification Modal Testing Methods System Identification Active Control Modal Parameter Estimation Processing Modal Data



Advances in Neural Networks ISNN 2007

Advances in Neural Networks   ISNN 2007 Author Derong Liu
ISBN-10 9783540723943
Release 2007-05-24
Pages 1215
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The three volume set LNCS 4491/4492/4493 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Neural Networks, ISNN 2007, held in Nanjing, China in June 2007. The 262 revised long papers and 192 revised short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 1.975 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on neural fuzzy control, neural networks for control applications, adaptive dynamic programming and reinforcement learning, neural networks for nonlinear systems modeling, robotics, stability analysis of neural networks, learning and approximation, data mining and feature extraction, chaos and synchronization, neural fuzzy systems, training and learning algorithms for neural networks, neural network structures, neural networks for pattern recognition, SOMs, ICA/PCA, biomedical applications, feedforward neural networks, recurrent neural networks, neural networks for optimization, support vector machines, fault diagnosis/detection, communications and signal processing, image/video processing, and applications of neural networks.



Loss estimation Modeling of Earthquake Scenarios for Each County in Nevada Using HAZUS MH

Loss estimation Modeling of Earthquake Scenarios for Each County in Nevada Using HAZUS MH Author
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Release 2006
Pages 516
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Loss estimation Modeling of Earthquake Scenarios for Each County in Nevada Using HAZUS MH has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Loss estimation Modeling of Earthquake Scenarios for Each County in Nevada Using HAZUS MH also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Loss estimation Modeling of Earthquake Scenarios for Each County in Nevada Using HAZUS MH book for free.



Dynamic Methods for Damage Detection in Structures

Dynamic Methods for Damage Detection in Structures Author Antonino Morassi
ISBN-10 9783211787779
Release 2008-12-11
Pages 221
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Non destructive testing aimed at monitoring, structural identification and di- nostics is of strategic importance in many branches of civil and mechanical - gineering. This type of tests is widely practiced and directly affects topical issues regarding the design of new buildings and the repair and monitoring of existing ones. The load bearing capacity of a structure can now be evaluated using well established mechanical modelling methods aided by computing facilities of great capability. However, to ensure reliable results, models must be calibrated with - curate information on the characteristics of materials and structural components. To this end, non destructive techniques are a useful tool from several points of view. Particularly, by measuring structural response, they provide guidance on the validation of structural descriptions or of the mathematical models of material behaviour. Diagnostic engineering is a crucial area for the application of non destructive testing methods. Repeated tests over time can indicate the emergence of p- sible damage occurring during the structure's lifetime and provide quantitative estimates of the level of residual safety.



Catastrophe Modeling

Catastrophe Modeling Author Patricia Grossi
ISBN-10 0387230823
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 245
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Catastrophe Modeling: A New Approach to Managing Risk is the first book that systematically analyzes how catastrophe models can be used for assessing and managing risks of extreme events. It focuses on natural disaster risk, but also discusses the management of terrorism risk. A unique feature of this book is the involvement of three leading catastrophe modeling firms, AIR Worldwide, EQECAT, and Risk Management Solutions, who examine the role of catastrophe modeling in rate setting, portfolio management and risk financing. Using data from three model cities (Oakland, CA, Long Beach, CA and Miami/Dade County, FLA), experts from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania examine the role of catastrophe modeling to develop risk management strategies for reducing and spreading the losses from future disasters. Given the uncertainties associated with terrorism the book points out the opportunities for utilizing catastrophe models to set insurance rates and to examine public-private partnerships for providing financial assistance in the event of a terrorist attack. "This book fills a critical need in setting forth the role of modern risk analysis in managing catastrophe risk. There is no comparable reference work for this important subject area. The book is well written and well organized. It contains contributions from many of the most distinguished experts in the fields of risk analysis and risk management. It strikes a good balance between the technical aspects of the subject and the practical aspects of decision making." "This book is strongly recommended for individuals who must make decisions regarding the management of impacts of catastrophe risks including those in both the public and private sector." Wilfred D. Iwan Professor of Applied Mechanics, Emeritus Director, Earthquake Engineering Research Laboratory California Institute of Technology "The authors have captured the essence of catastrophe modeling: its value, its utility and its limitations. Every practitioner in the catastrophe risk field should read this book." Franklin W. Nutter, President Reinsurance Association of America



Damage and Failure of Composite Materials

Damage and Failure of Composite Materials Author Ramesh Talreja
ISBN-10 9780521819428
Release 2012-06-07
Pages 304
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Understanding damage and failure of composite materials is critical for reliable and cost-effective engineering design. Bringing together materials mechanics and modeling, this book provides a complete guide to damage, fatigue and failure of composite materials. Early chapters focus on the underlying principles governing composite damage, reviewing basic equations and mechanics theory, before describing mechanisms of damage such as cracking, breakage and buckling. In subsequent chapters, the physical mechanisms underlying the formation and progression of damage under mechanical loads are described with ample experimental data, and micro- and macro-level damage models are combined. Finally, fatigue of composite materials is discussed using fatigue-life diagrams. While there is a special emphasis on polymer matrix composites, metal and ceramic matrix composites are also described. Outlining methods for more reliable design of composite structures, this is a valuable resource for engineers and materials scientists in industry and academia.



Topics in Modal Analysis Volume 7

Topics in Modal Analysis  Volume 7 Author Randall Allemang
ISBN-10 9781461465850
Release 2013-07-03
Pages 806
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Topics in Modal Analysis, Volume 7: Proceedings of the 31st IMAC, A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics, 2013, the seventh volume of seven from the Conference, brings together contributions to this important area of research and engineering. The collection presents early findings and case studies on fundamental and applied aspects of Structural Dynamics, including papers on: Fluid Structure Interaction Adaptive Structures Experimental Techniques Analytical Methods Damage Detection Damping of Materials & Members Modal Parameter Identification Modal Testing Methods System Identification Active Control Modal Parameter Estimation Processing Modal Data



Structural Identification of Constructed Systems

Structural Identification of Constructed Systems Author F. Necati Catbas
ISBN-10 0784411972
Release 2013
Pages 234
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Computational Mechanics in Structural Engineering

Computational Mechanics in Structural Engineering Author F.Y. Cheng
ISBN-10 0080529496
Release 1999-02-16
Pages 392
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The Second Sino-US Symposium Workshop on Recent Advancement of Computational Mechanics in Structural Engineering was held between May 25-28, 1998, in Dalian, China. The objectives were: to share the insights and experiences gained from recent developments in theory and practice; to assess the current state of knowledge in various topic areas of mechanics and computational methods and to identify joint research opportunities; to stimulate future cooperative research and to develop joint efforts in subjects of common needs and interests; to build and to strengthen the long-term bilateral scientific relationship between academic and professional practicing communities. Topics discussed covered the entire field of computational structural mechanics. These topics have advanced broad applications in the engineering practice of modern structural analysis, design and construction of buildings and other structures, and in natural hazard mitigation.



Model Validation and Uncertainty Quantification Volume 3

Model Validation and Uncertainty Quantification  Volume 3 Author H. Sezer Atamturktur
ISBN-10 9783319045528
Release 2014-04-11
Pages 427
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This third volume of eight from the IMAC - XXXII Conference, brings together contributions to this important area of research and engineering. The collection presents early findings and case studies on fundamental and applied aspects of Structural Dynamics, including papers on: Linear Systems Substructure Modelling Adaptive Structures Experimental Techniques Analytical Methods Damage Detection Damping of Materials & Members Modal Parameter Identification Modal Testing Methods System Identification Active Control Modal Parameter Estimation Processing Modal Data



Mechanics Structure and Evolution of Fault Zones

Mechanics  Structure and Evolution of Fault Zones Author Yehuda Ben-Zion
ISBN-10 9783034601382
Release 2009-12-30
Pages 376
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Considerable progress has been made recently in quantifying geometrical and physical properties of fault surfaces and adjacent fractured and granulated damage zones in active faulting environments. There has also been significant progress in developing rheologies and computational frameworks that can model the dynamics of fault zone processes. This volume provides state-of-the-art theoretical and observational results on the mechanics, structure and evolution of fault zones. Subjects discussed include damage rheologies, development of instabilities, fracture and friction, dynamic rupture experiments, and analyses of earthquake and fault zone data.



Finite Elements in Civil Engineering Applications

Finite Elements in Civil Engineering Applications Author M.A.N. Hendriks
ISBN-10 9058095304
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 560
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These proceedings present high-level research in structural engineering, concrete mechanics and quasi-brittle materials, including the prime concern of durability requirements and earthquake resistance of structures.



Structural Health Monitoring SHM in Aerospace Structures

Structural Health Monitoring  SHM  in Aerospace Structures Author Fuh-Gwo Yuan
ISBN-10 9780081001585
Release 2016-03-01
Pages 514
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Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) in Aerospace Structures provides readers with the spectacular progress that has taken place over the last twenty years with respect to the area of Structural Health Monitoring (SHM). The widespread adoption of SHM could both significantly improve safety and reduce maintenance and repair expenses that are estimated to be about a quarter of an aircraft fleet’s operating costs. The SHM field encompasses transdisciplinary areas, including smart materials, sensors and actuators, damage diagnosis and prognosis, signal and image processing algorithms, wireless intelligent sensing, data fusion, and energy harvesting. This book focuses on how SHM techniques are applied to aircraft structures with particular emphasis on composite materials, and is divided into four main parts. Part One provides an overview of SHM technologies for damage detection, diagnosis, and prognosis in aerospace structures. Part Two moves on to analyze smart materials for SHM in aerospace structures, such as piezoelectric materials, optical fibers, and flexoelectricity. In addition, this also includes two vibration-based energy harvesting techniques for powering wireless sensors based on piezoelectric electromechanical coupling and diamagnetic levitation. Part Three explores innovative SHM technologies for damage diagnosis in aerospace structures. Chapters within this section include sparse array imaging techniques and phase array techniques for damage detection. The final section of the volume details innovative SHM technologies for damage prognosis in aerospace structures. This book serves as a key reference for researchers working within this industry, academic, and government research agencies developing new systems for the SHM of aerospace structures and materials scientists. Provides key information on the potential of SHM in reducing maintenance and repair costs Analyzes current SHM technologies and sensing systems, highlighting the innovation in each area Encompasses chapters on smart materials such as electroactive polymers and optical fibers