Statistical moment-based structural damage detection method in time domain

J. Zhang, You Lin Xu, J. Li, Yong Xia, J. C. Li

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A novel structural damage detection method with a new damage index, i.e., the statistical moment-based damage detection (SMBDD) method in the frequency domain, has been recently proposed. The aim of this study is to extend the SMBDD method in the frequency domain to the time domain for building structures subjected to non-Gaussian and non-stationary excitations. The applicability and effectiveness of the SMBDD method in the time domainis verified both numerically and experimentally. Shear buildings with various damage scenarios are first numerically investigated in the time domain taking into account the effect of measurement noise. The applicability of the proposed method in the time domain to building structures subjected to non-Gaussian and non-stationary excitations is then experimentally investigated through a series of shaking table tests, in which two three-story shear building models with four damage scenarios aretested. The identified damage locations and severities are then compared with the preset values. The comparative results are found to be satisfactory, and the SMBDD method is shown to be feasible and effective for building structures subjected to non-Gaussian and non-stationary excitations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-23
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2013


  • Damage detection
  • Experimental investigation
  • Non-Gaussian
  • Non-stationary
  • Statistical moment
  • Time domain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Mechanical Engineering

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