In the last two decades, many studies have reported the effectiveness of Experimental Modal Analysis and Finite Element Model Updating in mechanical and aerospace engineering, where they represent useful tools for Structural Health recognition and can provide an information base for detection, assessment and quantification of structural damage due to exercise actions and exceptional events. The applications of Damage Detection techniques to civil constructions left some still not well clarified points, due to the great variety of structural typologies, material properties, boundary conditions and possible damage patterns, as in the case of seismic damage. In order to design post-earthquake rehabilitation interventions, in fact a careful knowledge of the damage distribution and residual structural capacity is obviously needed and this can be very expensive and time consuming. However, the application of vibration based damage identification techniques to high ductile structures designed according to seismic capacity approach can improve the feasibility, reliability and efficiency of these methods. In the present study, Finite Element Model Updating procedures based on vibration measurements were used to detect, assess and quantify the structural damage of a high ductile steel-concrete composite frame subjected to increasing seismic damage by means of pseudo dynamic and cyclic test at the joint Research Centre (Ispra, Italy). The updating process, repeated for three damage levels, has been applied to different finite element structural models (addressing different modelling strategies), allowing a comprehensive description and quantification of the progressive degradation of beam-to-column joints, devoted to dissipate the seismic energy by design.
|Autori:||CHELLINI G.; DE ROECK G.; NARDINI L.; SALVATORE W.|
|Titolo:||Damage analysis of a steel concrete composite frame by finite element model updating|
|Anno del prodotto:||2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.jcsr.2009.10.004|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|