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Steel and Composite Structures   Volume 28, Number 3, August10 2018, pages 278-288
Crack identification in Timoshenko beam under moving mass using RELM
Seyed Sina Kourehli, Siamak Ghadimi and Reza Ghadimi

Abstract     [Full Text]
    In this paper, a new method has been proposed to detect crack in beam structures under moving mass using regularized extreme learning machine. For this purpose, frequencies of beam under moving mass used as input to train machine. This data is acquired by the analysis of cracked structure applying the finite element method (FEM). Also, a validation study used for verification of the FEM. To evaluate performance of the presented method, a fixed simply supported beam and two span continuous beam are considered containing single or multi cracks. The obtained results indicated that this method can provide a reliable tool to accurately identify cracks in beam structures under moving mass.
Key Words
    crack detection; moving mass; frequencies; regularized extreme learning machine
Department of Civil Engineering, Ahar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahar, Iran.

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