Crack identification in structures using optimal experimental design.

Stavros Gaitanaros, Grigorios Karaiskos, Costas Papadimitriou, Nikos Aravas

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This paper investigates the problem of identifying the location, size and
orientation of cracks in structures using an array of strain measurements. It presents
statistical identification methods and computational tools that are required to
identify cracks from strain measurements. It also addresses the experimental design
problem related to finding the optimal location, orientation, number and density of
sensors for reliable crack detection, along with the computational difficulties
involved. The effectiveness of the proposed methodologies is illustrated using
simulated data from a single crack in a plate subjected to static loading.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown
Publisher6th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sep 2007
EventUnknown -
Duration: 11 Sep 2007 → …


Period11/09/07 → …


  • crack identification
  • statistical identification methods


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