A SI-Based Algorithm for Structural Damage Detection

  • Ling Yu
  • Peng Xu
  • Xi Chen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7331)


As a challenging task in the structural health monitoring (SHM) field, structural damage detection, one of most important issues of the SHM system, is mathematically converted into a constrained optimization problem, which is then hopefully solved by a swarm intelligence (SI) based algorithm proposed in this paper. The performance of the proposed algorithm is experimentally evaluated by the measured data of four damage patterns of a building model of 3-storey steel frame structure made in laboratory. Some illustrated results show that the proposed method is very suitable for the structural multi-damage identification, which also show that the SI-based algorithm for structural damage detection can provide an effective and robust tool in the SHM field.


Structural health monitoring damage detection Swarm intelligence optimization problem ant colony optimization particle swarm optimization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ling Yu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Peng Xu
    • 1
  • Xi Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanics and Civil EngineeringJinan UniversityGuangzhouChina
  2. 2.MOE Key Lab of Disaster Forecast and Control in EngineeringJinan UniversityGuangzhouChina

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