Evaluation of a practical automatic damage assessment system using a single accelerometer for wooden frame houses
Yuichi Furukawa, Ko Horita, Akira Mita, Ami Ogawadownload PDF
Abstract In recent years, Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) has been attracting more attention as a method to determine the existence of the damage and its extent. The typical SHM system employs many sensors to assess the damage quantitatively and qualitatively. However, such a system is not appropriate for wooden houses as it is very costly despite the strong demand. Therefore, developing a low-cost SHM system for wooden houses is necessary. We have been working on algorithms that automatically determine the degree of damage from the maximum inter-story drift angle and natural frequencies using two accelerometers and evaluate the accuracy of the results by applying them to full-scale shake table experimental data. Then, we evolved the system to use only a single accelerometer. In this advanced method, we estimate the first natural frequency without being annoyed by the fundamental frequency of ground motion, which often deteriorates frequency estimation accuracy. In this paper, we demonstrate the applicability of the SHM system using only one sensor in practical scenarios. Firstly, we examined the proposed method using only one accelerometer through the simulation approach. Secondly, we test the system’s applicability utilizing a series of large-scale shake table test data. Finally, we examine this method’s validity and economic feasibility, contributing to cost reduction and simplification of the algorithm for practical use.
Structural Health Monitoring, Wooden Frame Wall Construction, Small Number Accelerometers, Maximum Inter-Story Drift Angle, Natural Frequency, Initial Tremor
Published online 3/30/2023, 7 pages
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Citation: Yuichi Furukawa, Ko Horita, Akira Mita, Ami Ogawa, Evaluation of a practical automatic damage assessment system using a single accelerometer for wooden frame houses, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 27, pp 143-149, 2023
The article was published as article 18 of the book Structural Health Monitoring
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