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Vibration-based structural damage identification using wavelet transform

WL Bayissa, N Haritos, S Thelandersson

Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing | Published : 2008


This paper presents a new damage identification technique based on the statistical moments of the energy density function of the vibration responses in the time-scale (or time-frequency) domain. The continuous wavelet transform is first conducted to decompose the vibration responses into discrete energy distributions as a joint function of time and scale. The principal structural response features are then extracted from the energy density functions using moments. Consequently, the zeroth-order moment (ZOM) known as the total energy of the joint density function is computed at each measurement grid point for the pre-damage and post-damage states and is then implemented for detection and loca..

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