Frequency response-based damage identification in frames by minimum constitutive relation error and sparse regularization

Jia Guo, Li Wang, Izuru Takewaki

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The objective of this paper is to provide a new damage identification method using frequency response data. In this approach, the inverse identification problem is treated as a nonlinear optimization problem whose objective function is just the constitutive relation error (CRE). To circumvent the ill-posedness of the inverse problem which is caused by use of the possibly insufficient data and enhance the robustness of the identification process, the sparse regularization is introduced where the ℓ1-norm regularization term is added to the original CRE function. In regard to the minimum solution of the sparse-regularized CRE objective function, the alternating minimization (AM) method is established. The attractive features of the present damage identification approach are: (a) while coping with the sparse regularization, a closed-form solution is obtained due to the decoupling of the CRE function with respect to the damage parameters and hence the sparse regularization term would introduce little computational complexity; (b) the sparse regularization parameters are directly determined by a simple threshold setting method; (c) no sensitivity analysis is involved herein. Numerical examples are conducted to verify the proposed approach and the results show that the sparse regularization obviously improves the accuracy and robustness for the identified damages.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)270-292
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Sound and Vibration
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Mar 17
Externally publishedYes


  • Alternating minimization method
  • Constitutive relation error
  • Damage identification
  • Frequency response data
  • Sparse regularization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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