Application of Neurocomputing to Parametric Identification Using Dynamic Responses
Leonard Ziemianski (Rzeszów University of Technology, Poland), Bartosz Miller (Rzeszów University of Technology, Poland) and Grzegorz Piatkowski (Rzeszów University of Technology, Poland)
Copyright: © 2007
The chapter focuses on the applications of neurocomputing to the analysis of identification problems in structural dynamics, the main attention is paid to back-propagation neural networks. The analysed problems relate to (a) application of dynamic response to parameter identification of structural elements with defects modelled as a local change of stiffness or material loss; (b) updating of FEM models of beams, including the identification of material parameters and parameters describing possible defect; (c) identification of circular void or supplementary mass in vibrating plates; (d) identification of a damage in frame structures using both eigenfrequencies and elements of eigenvectors as input data. In the examples involving the experimental measurements the application of a random noise to increase the not sufficient number of data is proposed. The presented results have proved the proposed method capable of carrying out the appointed task and indicated good prospects of neurocomputing application to dynamics of structures.