System Identification and Damage Detection

 Co-organised by: Eleni Chatzi, Guido De Roeck

This special session covers theoretical, computational and experimental work on system identification and vibration-based damage detection. Possible applications span the fields of structural dynamics, earthquake, civil, mechanical, aerospace and related engineering fields. Most often, the preceding step of damage assessment is (operational) modal analysis based on linear/nonlinear system identification.  

The emphasis in this session is shed onto the robust interpretation of the identification results. Work pertaining to all four levels of damage assessment is welcomed including, detection, localization, characterization of damage severity and prediction of remaining lifetime. Of particular interest is the influence of measurement errors and model uncertainty on the robustness of the identification and the precision of damage prediction. We further welcome contributions relating to the development of new sensor technologies aiming to improve the sensitivity of monitored features to damage.

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