A Neural Network-based Approach for Detection of Structural Damage

C.-Y. Kao and S.-L. Hung (Taiwan)


: neural networks; system identification; damagedetection; building structures


This work presents a novel neural network based-approach for detecting structural damage. The proposed approach involves two steps. The first step, system identification, uses Neural System Identification Networks (NSINs) to identify the undamaged and damaged states of a structural system. The second step, structural damage detection, uses the aforementioned trained NSINs to generate free vibration responses with the same initial condition or impulsive force. Comparing the period and amplitude of the free vibration responses of the damaged and undamaged states allows the extent of changes to be assessed. An experimental example demonstrates the feasibility of applying the proposed method for detecting structural damage.

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