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See detailDamage Detection on the Champangshiehl Bridge using Blind Source Separation
Nguyen, Viet Ha; Rutten, Christophe; Golinval, Jean-Claude ULg et al

in Strauss, Alfred; Frangopol, Dan M.; Bergmeister, Konrad (Eds.) Life-Cycle and Sustainability of Civil Infrastructure Systems (2012)

This paper addresses the problem of damage detection in civil engineering structures using characteristic subspaces obtained from principal component analysis (PCA) of output-only measurements. Damage ... [more ▼]

This paper addresses the problem of damage detection in civil engineering structures using characteristic subspaces obtained from principal component analysis (PCA) of output-only measurements. Damage detection is performed by comparing subspace features between a reference (healthy) state and a current (possibly damaged) state. The damage indicator used in this study is the angular coherence between sub-spaces. The considered damage detection procedure is illustrated on the Champangshiehl Bridge which is a two span concrete box girder bridge located in Luxembourg. Before its destruction, multiple damage levels were inten-tionally created by cutting a growing number of prestressed tendons. Vibration data were acquired by the University of Luxembourg for each damaged state at many locations on the bridge. As previous studies dem-onstrated the large importance of environmental factors on modal identification, special care was taken to evaluate this influence during the test campaign. [less ▲]

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See detailDamage Detection Using Blind Source Separation Techniques
Nguyen, Viet Ha ULg; Golinval, Jean-Claude ULg

in IMAC-XXIX: Conference & Exposition on Structural Dynamics - Advanced Aerospace Applications (2011)

Blind source separation (BSS) techniques are applied in many domains since they allow separating a set of signals from their observed mixture without the knowledge (or with very little knowledge) of the ... [more ▼]

Blind source separation (BSS) techniques are applied in many domains since they allow separating a set of signals from their observed mixture without the knowledge (or with very little knowledge) of the source signals or the mixing process. Two particular BSS techniques called Second-Order Blind Identification (SOBI) and Blind Modal Identification (BMID) are considered in this paper for the purpose of structural damage detection or fault diagnosis in mechanical systems. As shown on experimental examples, the BMID method reveals significant advantages. In addition, it is demonstrated that damage detection results may be improved significantly with the help of the block Hankel matrix. The main advantage in this case is that damage detection still remains possible when the number of available sensors is small or even reduced to one. Damage detection is achieved by comparing the subspaces between the reference (healthy) state and a current state through the concept of subspace angle. The efficiency of the methods is illustrated using experimental data. [less ▲]

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See detailDamage Detection Using Model Updating and Identification Techniques
Pascual, Rodrigo; Trendafilova, Irina; Golinval, Jean-Claude ULg et al

Conference given outside the academic context (1999)

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See detailDamage Diagnosis of Beam-like Structures Based on Sensitivities of Principal Component Analysis Results
Nguyen, Viet Ha ULg; Golinval, Jean-Claude ULg

in IMAC-XXVIII A Conference on Structural Dynamics (2010)

This paper addresses the problem of damage detection and localization in linear-form structures. Principal Component Analysis (PCA) is a popular technique for dynamic system investigation. The aim of the ... [more ▼]

This paper addresses the problem of damage detection and localization in linear-form structures. Principal Component Analysis (PCA) is a popular technique for dynamic system investigation. The aim of the paper is to present a damage diagnosis method based on sensitivities of PCA results in the frequency domain. Starting from Frequency Response Functions (FRFs) measured at different locations on the beam, PCA is performed to determine the main features of the signals. Sensitivities of principal directions obtained from PCA to beam parameters are then computed and inspected according to the location of sensors; their variation from the healthy state to the damaged state indicates damage locations. It is worth noting that damage localization is performed without the need of modal identification. Once the damage has been localized, its evaluation may be quantified if a structural model is available. This evaluation is based on a model updating procedure using previously estimated sensitivities. The efficiency and limitations of the proposed method are illustrated using numerical and experimental examples. [less ▲]

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See detailDamage Localisation Using Principal Component Analysis of Distributed Sensor Array
De Boe, Pascal; Golinval, Jean-Claude ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2001)

The spatial information given by the distributed sensors (e.g., piezoelectric laminates) can be used to forecast structural damage on localised critical spot. It is well known that a localised structural ... [more ▼]

The spatial information given by the distributed sensors (e.g., piezoelectric laminates) can be used to forecast structural damage on localised critical spot. It is well known that a localised structural damage with relative small amplitude does not affect significantly the modal response of the structure, at least at low frequencies. Nevertheless, a local de-lamination or electrode deterioration at the distributed sensor level will show significant changes on the response of the sensor by modifying its apparent electromechanical coupling. Assuming that the number of sensors is greater than the number of involved structural modes, a local structural damage, with relative small amplitude, will only affect a particular distributed sensor without affecting significantly the response of the others. By applying a principal component analysis (PCA) on the sensor time responses, it is possible to see that any change of one particular sensor electromechanical coupling factor will affect the subspace generated by the complete sensor response set. The subspace generated with the damaged structure can then be compared with the subspace of an initial state in order to diagnose damage or not. [less ▲]

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See detailDamage localization in Linear-Form Structures Based on Sensitivity Investigation for Principal Component Analysis
Nguyen, Viet Ha ULg; Golinval, Jean-Claude ULg

in Journal of Sound & Vibration (2010), 329

This paper addresses the problem of damage detection and localization in linear-form structures. Principal Component Analysis (PCA) is a popular technique for dynamic system investigation. The aim of the ... [more ▼]

This paper addresses the problem of damage detection and localization in linear-form structures. Principal Component Analysis (PCA) is a popular technique for dynamic system investigation. The aim of the paper is to present a damage diagnosis method based on sensitivities of PCA results in the frequency domain. Starting from Frequency Response Functions (FRFs) measured at different locations on the structure; PCA is performed to determine the main features of the signals. Sensitivities of principal directions obtained from PCA to structural parameters are then computed and inspected according to the location of sensors; their variation from the healthy state to the damaged state indicates damage locations. It is worth noting that damage localization is performed without the need of modal identification. Influences of some features as noise, choice of parameter and number of sensors are discussed. The efficiency and limitations of the proposed method are illustrated using numerical and real-world examples. [less ▲]

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See detailA damage model for elastoviscoplastic materials at large strains
Habraken, Anne ULg; Zhu, Y. Y.; Charlier, Robert ULg et al

in Proc. of the Int. Conf. on Computational Plasticity, Fundamentals and Applications, COMPLAS (1995, April)

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See detailDamage Model Identification Using Inverse Problem Methodology
KLEINERMANN, J. P.; Ponthot, Jean-Philippe ULg; Stainier, Laurent ULg

in proceedings of Plasticity’2000 (2000)

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See detailDamage modeling of laminated composites
Nguyen, Ba Nghiep; Fleury, Claude ULg

in Owen, D. R. J.; Onate, E. (Eds.) Computational plasticity: fundamentals and applications: proceedings of the fourth international conference held in Barcelona, Spain, 3rd-6th, April, 1995. Part I (1997)

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See detailDamage modelling in geotechnics: micromechanical approaches
Levasseur, Séverine ULg; Collin, Frédéric ULg; Charlier, Robert ULg et al

in Zhao, Jian; Labiouse, Vincent; Dudt, Jean-Paul (Eds.) et al EUROCK2010: Rock Mechanics in Civil and Environmental Engineering (2010)

The mechanical behaviours of geomaterials are significantly affected by the presence of voids or cracks-like defects. The modelling of such behaviour is classically performed by considering purely ... [more ▼]

The mechanical behaviours of geomaterials are significantly affected by the presence of voids or cracks-like defects. The modelling of such behaviour is classically performed by considering purely macroscopic or micromechanically-based damage models. In the perspective of applications in civil engineering or in geomechanics, we propose in this paper to evaluate a homogenization approach, based on Mori-Tanaka scheme, applied to microcracked materials. In order to provide an appropriate interpretation of the nonlinear behaviour at macro-scale, the crack-induced damage is coupled to friction phenomena on closed cracks lips. The predictions of the coupled model are first analysed on laboratory tests performed on Callovo-Oxfordian Clay. Then, they are extended to a numerical analysis of excavation damaged zones around tunnels. [less ▲]

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See detailDamage prediction in incremental forming
Guzmán Inostroza, Carlos Felipe ULg

Diverse speeche and writing (2013)

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See detailA damage/repair model for alveolar bone remodeling
Mengoni, Marlène ULg; Ponthot, Jean-Philippe ULg

in Middleton; Evans; Holt (Eds.) et al 8th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering : CMBBE2008, Porto, Porugal (2008)

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See detailDie Dämonie von Verlassenheit und Fremde in den Erzählungen Stefan Zweigs
Küpper, Achim ULg

Scientific conference (2006, October 20)

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See detailDie Dämonie von Verlassenheit und Fremde in den Erzählungen Stefan Zweigs. Abstract
Küpper, Achim ULg

in Stefan Zweig und das Dämonische: Abstracts (2006)

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See detailDamped LYalpha Absorbers and Gravitational Lensing
Smette, Alain; Claeskens, Jean-François ULg; Surdej, Jean ULg

in Structure and Evolution of the Intergalactic Medium from QSO Absorption Line System, Proceedings of the 13th IAP Astrophysics Colloquium (1997)

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See detailDamping control by fusion of reinforcement learning and control Lyapunov functions
Glavic, Mevludin; Wehenkel, Louis ULg; Ernst, Damien ULg

in Proceedings of the 38th North American Power Symposium (NAPS 2006) (2006)

The main idea behind the concept, proposed in the paper, is the opportunity to make control systems with increased capabilities by synergetic fusion of the domain-specific knowledge and the methodologies ... [more ▼]

The main idea behind the concept, proposed in the paper, is the opportunity to make control systems with increased capabilities by synergetic fusion of the domain-specific knowledge and the methodologies from control theory and artificial intelligence. The particular approach considered combines Control Lyapunov Functions (CLF), a constructive control technique, an Reinforcement Learning (RL) in attempt to optimize a mix of system stability and performance. Two control schemes are proposed and the capabilities of the resulting controllers are illustrated on a control problem involving a Thyristor Controlled Series Capacitor (TCSC) for damping oscillations in a four-machine power system. [less ▲]

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See detailDamping identification in a non-linear aeroelastic structure
Vio, Gareth A.; Prandina, Marco; Dimitriadis, Grigorios ULg

in Proceedings of ISMA2010 (2010, September 20)

An energy-based method is proposed to identify damping parameters from time histories of responses to sets of single-frequency harmonic excitation. The method is intended to be practically applicable to ... [more ▼]

An energy-based method is proposed to identify damping parameters from time histories of responses to sets of single-frequency harmonic excitation. The method is intended to be practically applicable to real structures and is able to identify the value of viscous damping, Coulomb friction and eventually other forms of non-linear damping models in aeroelastic systems. The inputs required are simply the accelerometer signals and the forces applied. It will be shown that if the system is undergoing Limit Cycle Oscillations, no external force is required for the identification process. [less ▲]

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See detailDamping identification of lightly damped linear dynamic systems using Common-base Proper Orthogonal Decomposition
Andrianne, Thomas ULg; Dimitriadis, Grigorios ULg

in Mechanical Systems & Signal Processing (2012), 28

This paper presents a new technique to identify the damping of linear systems. It is developed from the Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD) of the free response of the system and extended to the ... [more ▼]

This paper presents a new technique to identify the damping of linear systems. It is developed from the Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD) of the free response of the system and extended to the recently proposed Common-base POD (CPOD). The present application of CPOD considers simultaneously several free responses of the system to different initial conditions. The eigen-decomposition of the co-variance matrix leads to a unique vector basis which is likely to contain more information about the dynamics of the system than a vector basis obtained by the classic POD technique. The ability of the technique to estimate the mode shapes and the modal damping is demonstrated on a simulated mass-spring-damper system. Two different distributions of masses are considered in order to confront the CPOD analysis to the intrinsic limitation of POD, i.e. that the mode shapes are identified exactly only if the mass matrix is proportional to the identity matrix. It is shown that the identification of the damping is still possible when the modes are not orthonormal. The robustness of the technique is demonstrated in the presence of noise in the responses of the system and through an experimental application with comparison with other identifications techniques. [less ▲]

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