An Interval Uncertainty Based Method for Damage Identification
The problem of damage identification in presence of uncertainties is faced up in the framework of interval analysis. A method previously developed by the authors in the context of model updating and global minimization for dynamic problems is applied to identify the damage in framed structures. The inclusion property of the interval analysis is exploited to find the bounds of the physical solutions. Model parameters, experimental measures and modelling errors are considered as possible sources of uncertainty. The advantages of the interval approach are discussed through numerical simulations involving the different kind of uncertainties.
L. Garibaldi, C. Surace, K. Holford and W.M. Ostachowicz
S. Gabriele et al., "An Interval Uncertainty Based Method for Damage Identification ", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 347, pp. 551-556, 2007