Rainieri, Carlo (2008) Operational Modal Analysis for Seismic Protection of Structures. [Tesi di dottorato] (Unpublished)


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Item Type: Tesi di dottorato
Resource language: English
Title: Operational Modal Analysis for Seismic Protection of Structures
Rainieri, Carlocarlo.rainieri@unina.it
Date: December 2008
Institution: Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
Department: Ingegneria strutturale
Dottorato: Ingegneria dei materiali e delle strutture
Ciclo di dottorato: 21
Coordinatore del Corso di dottorato:
Acierno, DomenicoUNSPECIFIED
Cosenza, Edoardocosenza@unina.it
Fabbrocino, Giovannigiovanni.fabbrocino@unina.it
Date: December 2008
Keywords: Automated Operational Modal Analysis, Structural Health Monitoring, damping estimation
Settori scientifico-disciplinari del MIUR: Area 08 - Ingegneria civile e Architettura > ICAR/09 - Tecnica delle costruzioni
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2009 14:28
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2014 10:11
URI: http://www.fedoa.unina.it/id/eprint/3475
DOI: 10.6092/UNINA/FEDOA/3475

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This thesis focuses on output-only modal identification tests and on the opportunities they provide in the field of seismic protection of structures. The problem of a good measurement process, in order to obtain high quality data and reliable results, is investigated. Reliability of estimates is assessed above all towards the problem of damping estimation, due to the fundamental role it plays in determining the structural response to dynamic loads, such as earthquakes. Specific attention is focused on the relationship between experimental tests and numerical modelling, and on the opportunities given by model updating procedures in the field of earthquake engineering. Finally, an algorithm for fully automated modal parameter identification and tracking is described, pointing out the importance of Operational Modal Analysis in the field of Structural Health Monitoring.


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