High-rise structure damage identification based on pseudo-transfer function

Wanrun Li, Yongfeng Du, Yiqing Ni, Hui Li

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A novel damage location method, which is based on the pseudo-transfer function (PTF) established by the ARX model (autoregressive model with eXogenous input), is proposed based on the conception of the transform function reflected the relationship of the input-output (structural characteristics). According to the correlation with the degree of freedom (DOF), the DOF is grouped, the response of one DOF is chosen as a reference channel (which is the ARX model output), and the response of the other DOF correlating with the reference channel is taken as the input of the ARX model. The reference PTF is established using the responses of the health structure. After creating the reference PTF, these models are used to predict the data from the damaged structure. The difference between the fit ratios is used as the damage feature. The methodology is applied to the reduced finite element model of the Canton Tower, and the threshold of damage is established using the change of the fit ratios of the responses with Gaussian white noise of the health structure. The results show that this methodology is successful in damage identification and localization, and can also determine the severity of damage under noise effects.
Original languageChinese (Simplified)
Pages (from-to)63-69
Number of pages7
JournalZhendong Ceshi Yu Zhenduan/Journal of Vibration, Measurement and Diagnosis
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2015


  • ARX model(autoregressive model with exogenous input)
  • Damage identification
  • Fit ratio
  • High-rise structure
  • Pseudo-transform function

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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