International Journal of Fracture

, Volume 183, Issue 2, pp 259–266 | Cite as

Damage Identification in Plate-type Structures Using 2-D Spatial Wavelet Transform and Flexibility-Based Methods

  • Masoud Masoumi
  • Mohammad Reza Ashory
Letters in Fracture and Micromechanics


Wavelet-based damage identification using vibration measurements has received significant attention over the past two decades and wavelet transforms, as signal processing techniques, have become a practical and useful methodology in the field of damage identification. In this work, generalized flexibility matrix (GFM) and uniform load surface (ULS) in conjunction with a 2-D discrete wavelet transform are used to find damage locations in plate-type structures. In order to evaluate these methods, a finite element (FE) model of a plate is used and the effects of number of involved modes, damage location, damage severity, and different boundary conditions are studied.


damage detection discrete wavelet transform (DWT) uniform load surface (ULS) generalized flexibility matrix (GFM) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Modal Analysis Lab, School of Mechanical EngineeringSemnan UniversitySemnanIran

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