Structural damage identification employing hybrid intelligence using artificial neural networks and vibration-based methods

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Seyed Jamalaldin Seyed Hakim
Mohd Juki Irwan
Mohd Haziman Wan Ibrahim
Sallehuddin Shah Ayop

Abstract

The basis of vibration-based damage detection method is that when there are changes in physical properties of a structure, there will also be changes in vibration characteristics such as natural frequencies, mode shapes and damping ratios. Artificial neural network has become one of the most powerful approaches capable of pattern recognition, classification, and nonlinear modelling employing computational intelligence techniques to tackle damage detection as a complex problem. In this paper, ensemble neural networks based damage identification techniques were developed and applied for damage localization and severity identification in I-beam structures using dynamic parameters. Experimental modal analysis and numerical simulations of I-beam with triple-point damage cases were carried out to generate the natural frequencies and mode shapes of structures. In the procedure of damage identification, five different neural networks corresponding to mode 1 to mode 5 were constructed, and then an approach based on a neural network ensemble was proposed to combine the outcomes of the individual neural networks into a single network. The ensemble neural network has the superiorities of all the individual networks from different vibrational modes. The ensemble network produced better damage identification outcomes than the individual networks and the results revealed the ability of the ensemble neural networks to identify damage.

 

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Seyed Hakim, S. J., Irwan, M. J., Ibrahim, M. H. W., & Ayop, S. S. (2022). Structural damage identification employing hybrid intelligence using artificial neural networks and vibration-based methods. Journal of Applied Research and Technology, 20(2), 221-236. https://doi.org/10.22201/icat.24486736e.2022.20.2.1233