Effect of the shear deformation in the structural system identification methods
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Despite its importance in some structures, shear deformation is systematically neglected by most static structural system identification methods. To fill this gap, this paper analyzes, for the first time in the literature, the effect of the shear deformation in the inverse analysis of structures. This study is focused on a parametric structural system identification method: the observability technique. As the majority of the methods, this technique is based on the Euler-Bernoulli beam theory. The method presented in the literature is unable to identify correctly the characteristics of a structure (such as flexural stiffness) when shear deformation is not negligible. In fact, in this method, the effects of shear deformation are close to those produced by measurement errors. To solve this problem, the observability procedure is updated according to the Timoshenko’s beam theory. This formulation uses an algebraic approach combining both a symbolical and a numerical application. Thus, the updated observability formulation is able to obtain not only flexural stiffness but also shear stiffness. Besides this, for the first time in the literature, a parametric equation of the estimates is obtained. Some examples are presented to illustrate the validity of the new formulation.
CitationLozano-Galant, J.A., Tomas, D., Ramos, G., Turmo, J. Effect of the shear deformation in the structural system identification methods. A: International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management. "Maintenance, Safety, Risk, Management and Life-Cycle Performance of Bridges: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 2018), 9-13 July 2018, Melbourne, Australia". CRC Press, 2018, p. 2522-2528.
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