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dc.contributor.advisor Merwin, John E.
dc.creatorSmyth, Andrew Willem
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T00:38:51Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T00:38:51Z
dc.date.issued 1994
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/13899
dc.description.abstract Two different metal test frames are excited using the impact-hammer method. The force-input and specific acceleration-output time-histories were recorded, and through frequency-domain, and time-domain structural system identification methods, the systems were identified. Artifacts of the test method and equipment, in the input-output data are highlighted, and their effect upon the identification is diminished through digital signal processing techniques. With some explainable differences, the correspondence between the systems identified in the frequency-domain, the systems identified in the time-domain, and analytical models of the test structures was quite good. Structural system identification, particularly through discrete time-domain methods (due to the digital nature of future implementations), enables the calibration of synthesized finite element models using prototype data, is an excellent means of non-destructive damage evaluation, and is required for active structural control.
dc.format.extent 117 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectCivil engineering
Mechanical engineering
Electronics
Electrical engineering
dc.title Experimental system identification of model frames using frequency-domain and time-domain methods
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Civil and Environmental Engineering
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
dc.identifier.citation Smyth, Andrew Willem. "Experimental system identification of model frames using frequency-domain and time-domain methods." (1994) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/13899.


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