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Examination of Two Sensor Placements Schemes in Damage Detection

Dionisio Bernal 1 Michael Döhler 2 Danny Parker 3
2 I4S - Statistical Inference for Structural Health Monitoring
Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique , IFSTTAR/COSYS - Département Composants et Systèmes
Abstract : Deciding on the position of sensors by optimizing the utility of the monitoring system over a structureÕs lifetime is typically forbidden by computational cost. Sensor placement strategies are, instead, usually formulated for a pre-selected number of sensors and are based on cost functions that can be evaluated for any arrangement without the need for simulations. This paper examines the performance of two such schemes, the first one is derived directly from a technique that detects damage from the shift of a chi-square distribution from central to non-central and takes the optimal arrangement as the one that maximizes the sensitivity of the non-centrality to all parameter changes of equal norm. The second scheme selects the sensor arrangement as that which maximizes a weighted version of the norm of the sensitivity of the covariance of the output to all feasible changes in system parameters. The performance of the two schemes is tested in simulations.
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Dionisio Bernal, Michael Döhler, Danny Parker. Examination of Two Sensor Placements Schemes in Damage Detection. EWSHM - 7th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, IFFSTTAR, Inria, Université de Nantes, Jul 2014, Nantes, France. ⟨hal-01022052⟩

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