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Ghadimi Hamzehkolaei A, Vafaeinejad A, Ghodrati Amiri G. STRUCTURAL DAMAGE QUANTIFICATION USING A CONDENSED FORM OF THE MODAL FLEXIBILITY MATRIX AND CHAOTIC IMPERIALIST COMPETITIVE ALGORITHM. International Journal of Optimization in Civil Engineering 2021; 11 (3) :427-443
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This paper presents an optimization-based model updating approach for structural damage detection and quantification. A new damage-sensitive objective function is proposed using a condensed form of the modal flexibility matrix. The objective function is solved using Chaotic Imperialist Competitive Algorithm (CICA), as an enhanced version of the original Imperialist Competitive Algorithm (ICA), and the optimal solution is reported as the damage detection results. The application of the CICA in vibration-based damage detection and quantification has been successfully investigated in a feasibility study published by the authors of the present paper and herein, its application is generalized for a case in which a complex (but more sensitive) objective function is utilized to formulate the damage detection problem as an inverse model updating problem. The method is validated by studying different damage patterns simulated on three numerical examples of the engineering structures. Comparative studies are carried out to evaluate the accuracy and repeatability of the proposed method in comparison with other vibration-based damage detection methods. The obtained results introduce the proposed damage detection approach as a robust method with high level of accuracy even in the presence of noisy inputs.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Applications
Received: 2021/08/26 | Accepted: 2021/08/19 | Published: 2021/08/19

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