A Metamodel Based Damage Identification Method


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A metamodel can be represented by the forms of mathematical equations (response surface models) or neural networks (black-box models) in the interest of correlating the inputs (parameters) with the outputs (responses) of a physical system. In view of little relevant research, this paper attempts to use response surface models as surrogates for FE models due to the provision of explicit equations and easy implementation in the aspect of modeling updating. Metamodeling is achieved by using the design of experiment involving the 2k factorial design and the central composite design for parameter screening and structural input-response modeling respectively. The feasibility of the proposed method has been demonstrated using a numerical beam example which proves the satisfactory performance of employing such metamodels in model updating based damage identification.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 163-167)

Edited by:

Lijuan Li






S. E. Fang and R. Perera, "A Metamodel Based Damage Identification Method", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 163-167, pp. 2704-2708, 2011

Online since:

December 2010




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