Identifying cracks and damages in structures using measured vibrational characteristics has received considerable attention in the past few decades. The possibility of using frequency changes due to the application of a mass appended to the structure has also been considered. In this paper an analytical proof to show that the natural frequencies of a cracked beam with a roving body possessing mass and rotary inertia will generally change abruptly as the body passes over a crack, provided that the crack permits differential flexural rotations, is presented. A novel explicit closed form solution of the governing equation of an Euler-Bernoulli beam with a roving body possessing mass and rotary inertia, in the presence of multiple cracks is also proposed. The presented exact solution is used to conduct a parametric analysis of cracked beams. Numerical results for natural frequencies are provided and a procedure to exploit the occurrence of frequency shifts to detect and locate each crack, without having to perform any additional calculation, is described.
|Titolo:||On the use of a roving body with rotary inertia to locate cracks in beams|
CADDEMI, Salvatore (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|