Two-stage Bayesian system identification using Gaussian discrepancy model

Zhang, Feng-Liang, Au, Siu-Kui ORCID: 0000-0002-0228-1796 and Ni, Yan-Chun
(2021) Two-stage Bayesian system identification using Gaussian discrepancy model. STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL, 20 (2). pp. 580-595.

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<jats:p> System identification aims at updating the model parameters (e.g. mass and stiffness) associated with the mathematical model of a structure based on measured structural response. In this process, a two-stage approach is commonly adopted. In Stage I, modal parameters including natural frequencies and mode shapes are identified. In Stage II, the modal parameters are used to update structural parameters such as those related to stiffness, mass, and boundary conditions. A recent Bayesian formulation allows the identification results in the first stage to be incorporated in the second stage directly via Bayes’ rule without using a heuristic model (often based on classical statistics) that transfers the information from Stages I to II. This opens up opportunities for explicitly accounting for modeling error in the structural model (Stage II) through the conditional distribution of modal parameters given structural model parameters. Following this approach, this article investigates a methodology where the modeling error between the two stages is incorporated with Gaussian distributions whose statistical parameters are also updated with available data. Leveraging on special mathematical structure induced by the model, computational issues are resolved and an analytical investigation is performed that yields insights on the role of modeling error and whether its statistics can be distinguished from those of identification uncertainty (defined for given structural model). The proposed methodology is verified using synthetic data and applied to a laboratory-scale structure. </jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: System identification, two-stage formulation, Bayesian, modal identification, modeling error
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2020 08:00
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2023 23:37
DOI: 10.1177/1475921720933523
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