Any damaged condition is a rare occurrence for mechanical systems, as it is very unlikely to be observed. Thus, it represents an extreme deviation from the median of its probability distribu-tion. It is, therefore, necessary to apply proper statistical solutions, i.e., Rare Event Modelling (REM). The classic tool for this aim is the Extreme Value Theory (EVT), which deals with uni-or multivariate scalar values. The Extreme Function Theory (EFT), on the other hand, is defined by enlarging the fundamental EVT concepts to whole functions. When combined with Gaussian Process Regres-sion (GPR), the EFT is perfectly suited for mode shape-based outlier detection. In fact, it is possible to investigate the structure’s normal modes as a whole rather than focusing on their constituent data points, with quantifiable advantages. This provides a useful tool for Structural Health Monitoring, especially to reduce false alarms. This recently proposed methodology is here tested and validated both numerically and experimentally for different examples coming from Civil and Aerospace Engineering applications. One-dimensional beamlike elements with several boundary conditions are considered, as well as a two-dimensional plate-like spar and a frame structure.

The extreme function theory for damage detection: An application to civil and aerospace structures / Martucci, D.; Civera, M.; Surace, C.. - In: APPLIED SCIENCES. - ISSN 2076-3417. - 11:4(2021), pp. 1-23. [10.3390/app11041716]

The extreme function theory for damage detection: An application to civil and aerospace structures

Martucci D.;Civera M.;Surace C.
2021

Abstract

Any damaged condition is a rare occurrence for mechanical systems, as it is very unlikely to be observed. Thus, it represents an extreme deviation from the median of its probability distribu-tion. It is, therefore, necessary to apply proper statistical solutions, i.e., Rare Event Modelling (REM). The classic tool for this aim is the Extreme Value Theory (EVT), which deals with uni-or multivariate scalar values. The Extreme Function Theory (EFT), on the other hand, is defined by enlarging the fundamental EVT concepts to whole functions. When combined with Gaussian Process Regres-sion (GPR), the EFT is perfectly suited for mode shape-based outlier detection. In fact, it is possible to investigate the structure’s normal modes as a whole rather than focusing on their constituent data points, with quantifiable advantages. This provides a useful tool for Structural Health Monitoring, especially to reduce false alarms. This recently proposed methodology is here tested and validated both numerically and experimentally for different examples coming from Civil and Aerospace Engineering applications. One-dimensional beamlike elements with several boundary conditions are considered, as well as a two-dimensional plate-like spar and a frame structure.
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