ENG  Vol.12 No.10 , October 2020
An Optimized Damage Identification Method of Beam Using Wavelet and Neural Network
Abstract: An optimized damage identification method of beam combined wavelet with neural network is presented in an attempt to improve the calculation iterative speed and accuracy damage identification. The mathematical model is developed to identify the structure damage based on the theory of finite elements and rotation modal parameters. The model is integrated with BP neural network optimization approach which utilizes the Genetic algorithm optimization method. The structural rotation modal parameters are performed with the continuous wavelet transform through the Mexico hat wavelet. The location of structure damage is identified by the maximum of wavelet coefficients. Then, the multi-scale wavelet coefficients modulus maxima are used as the inputs of the BP neural network, and through training and updating the optimal weight and threshold value to obtain the ideal output which is used to describe the degree of structural damage. The obtained results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach in simultaneously improving the structural damage identification precision including the damage locating and severity.
Cite this paper: Miao, B. , Wang, M. , Yang, S. , Luo, Y. and Yang, C. (2020) An Optimized Damage Identification Method of Beam Using Wavelet and Neural Network. Engineering, 12, 748-765. doi: 10.4236/eng.2020.1210053.

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