A substructure approach to local damage detection of shear structure

Zhenhua Xing, Akira Mita

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We propose a substructure approach that allows for the local damage detection of a shear structure. This method requires only three sensors to identify localized damage in any story of a shear structure building. A substructure approach was used in this method to divide a complete structure into several substructures in order to significantly reduce the number of unknown parameters for each substructure so that damage detection processes can be independently conducted on each substructure. Thus, our method is suitable for use in a parallel and distributed damage detection system. Simulations and experiments on five-story buildings were conducted to test the feasibility of our proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-318
Number of pages10
JournalStructural Control and Health Monitoring
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Mar 1


  • ARX
  • damage detection
  • substructure
  • system identification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanics of Materials


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