Vibration based seismic damage identification procedure for a steel concentrically braced frame structure

Daniel McCrum, Andrea Staino

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    Abstract

    An approach for seismic damage identification of a single-storey steel concentrically braced frame (CBF) structure is presented through filtering and double integration of a recorded acceleration signal. A band-pass filter removes noise from the acceleration signal followed by baseline correction being used to reduce the drift in velocity and displacement during numerical integration. The pre-processing achieves reliable numerical integration that predicts the displacement response accurately when compared to the measured lateral in-plane displacement of the CBF structure. The lateral displacement of the CBF structure is used to infer buckling and yielding of bracing members through seismic tests. The level of interstorey drift of the CBF during a seismic excitation allows the yield and buckling of the bracing members to be identified and indirectly detects damage based on exceedance of calculated displacement limits. The calculated buckling and yielding displacement threshold limits used to identify damage are demonstrated to accurately identify initial buckling and yielding in the bracing members.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 01 Sep 2014
    EventCivil Engineering Research in Ireland Conference (CERAI) - QUB, Belfast, United Kingdom
    Duration: 28 Aug 201429 Aug 2014

    Conference

    ConferenceCivil Engineering Research in Ireland Conference (CERAI)
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityBelfast
    Period28/08/201429/08/2014

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