Load Identification for a Cantilever Beam Based on Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors
AbstractLoad identification plays an important role in structural health monitoring, which aims at preventing structural failures. In order to identify load for linear systems and nonlinear systems, this paper presents methods to identify load for a cantilever beam based on dynamic strain measurement by Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) sensors. For linear systems, the proposed inverse method consists of Kalman filter with no load terms and a linear estimator. For nonlinear systems, the proposed inverse method consists of cubature Kalman filter (CKF) with no load terms and a nonlinear estimator. In the process of load identification, the state equations of the beam structures are constructed by using the finite element method (FEM). Kalman filter or CKF is used to suppress noise. The residual innovation sequences, gain matrix, and innovation covariance generated by Kalman filter or CKF are used to identify a load. To prove the effectiveness of the proposed method, numerical simulations and experiments of the beam structures are employed and the results show that the method has an excellent performance. View Full-Text
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Song, X.; Zhang, Y.; Liang, D. Load Identification for a Cantilever Beam Based on Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors. Sensors 2017, 17, 1733.
Song X, Zhang Y, Liang D. Load Identification for a Cantilever Beam Based on Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors. Sensors. 2017; 17(8):1733.Chicago/Turabian Style
Song, Xuegang; Zhang, Yuexin; Liang, Dakai. 2017. "Load Identification for a Cantilever Beam Based on Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors." Sensors 17, no. 8: 1733.
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