Design and development of 3-stage determination of damage location using Mamdani-adaptive genetic-Sugeno model
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School of Mechanical Engineering, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha
Publish date: 2017-10-15
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 2017;55(4):1325–1339
Damage detection in structural elements like beams is one of important research areas for health monitoring. Initiation of a fault in the form of a crack or any damage puts a limitation on the service life of a structural member. So, in this paper, a method is proposed which uses the advantages of soft computing techniques like Fuzzy Inference Systems (Mamdani and Sugeno) and Adaptive Genetic Algorithm for three stage refinement of the data base generated using dynamic responses from a cracked fixed-free aluminum alloy beam element. For the crack element reference, a finite element model of a single transverse crack has been considered. The proposed method describes both Mamdani and Sugeno Fuzzy Inference Systems for training of damage parameters. In the Adaptive Genetic Algorithm, a statistics based method has been incorporated to limit the randomness of the search process. Finally, the results from the Mamdani-Adaptive Genetic-Sugeno model (MAS) are validated with the results from the experimental analysis.