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Title: Uncertainty quantification in the damage assessment of a cable-stayed bridge by means of fuzzy numbers
Authors: Degrauwe, D ×
De Roeck, Guido
Lombaert, Geert #
Issue Date: Sep-2009
Publisher: Pergamon-elsevier science ltd
Series Title: Computers & structures vol:87 issue:17-18 pages:1077-1084
Abstract: Cables offer interesting possibilities in bridge design, but are rather susceptible to damage. Since damage in a cable changes its natural vibration frequency, it can be assessed with a vibration-based finite element updating procedure. However, the natural frequency of a cable is also influenced by the temperature, and the measured frequencies are prone to measurement errors. Therefore, it is useful to check the sensitivity of the identified damage with respect to these factors. This paper presents a methodology based on fuzzy numbers to investigate the propagation of measurement errors and uncertainty on the structural temperature throughout the updating procedure. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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ISSN: 0045-7949
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Department of Civil Engineering - miscellaneous
Structural Mechanics Section
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