The damage acting on a structure can lead to disproportionate consequences, i.e., the global collapse. This extreme situation has to be avoided and, thus, structural monitoring is requested in those structures where human losses are possible and large economic consequences are expected. Static measurement devices are the most economic instrumental set-ups able to highlight the presence of progressive damages. However, this monitoring system suffers from the structural behaviour under the external loads. In many situations, alternate load paths shown the non-effectiveness of the measurement system since the instrumentation are installed on elements not relevant for the response under the given loads. The same problems occur when the structure is compartmentalized, i.e. the structural responses of the single parts dependent on the loads acting almost only on the same single component. In order to measure the degree of compartmentalization, different novel metrics based on stiffness matrix properties are proposed and their effectiveness discussed. The new idea of this paper is to connect compartmentalization of structures with a sort of distance of the stiffness matrix from the set of diagonal matrices. Few examples are illustrated.

Monitoring and compartmentalized structures / Cennamo, C.; Chiaia, Bernardino; DE BIAGI, Valerio; Placidi, L.. - In: ZEITSCHRIFT FUR ANGEWANDTE MATHEMATIK UND MECHANIK. - ISSN 0044-2267. - STAMPA. - 95:6(2015), pp. 638-648. [10.1002/zamm.201300091 ]

Monitoring and compartmentalized structures

CHIAIA, Bernardino;DE BIAGI, VALERIO;
2015

Abstract

The damage acting on a structure can lead to disproportionate consequences, i.e., the global collapse. This extreme situation has to be avoided and, thus, structural monitoring is requested in those structures where human losses are possible and large economic consequences are expected. Static measurement devices are the most economic instrumental set-ups able to highlight the presence of progressive damages. However, this monitoring system suffers from the structural behaviour under the external loads. In many situations, alternate load paths shown the non-effectiveness of the measurement system since the instrumentation are installed on elements not relevant for the response under the given loads. The same problems occur when the structure is compartmentalized, i.e. the structural responses of the single parts dependent on the loads acting almost only on the same single component. In order to measure the degree of compartmentalization, different novel metrics based on stiffness matrix properties are proposed and their effectiveness discussed. The new idea of this paper is to connect compartmentalization of structures with a sort of distance of the stiffness matrix from the set of diagonal matrices. Few examples are illustrated.
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