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Title: Concurrent multi-scale modeling of civil infrastructures for analyses on structural deteriorating-Part II : model updating and verification
Authors: Chan, THT
Li, ZX
Yu, Y
sun, ZH
Keywords: Model updating
Model verification
Multi-scale modeling
Sensitivity analysis
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Elsevier Science Bv
Source: Finite elements in analysis and design, 2009, v. 45, no. 11, p. 795-805 How to cite?
Journal: Finite Elements in Analysis and Design 
Abstract: This paper is a continuation of the paper titled "Concurrent multi-scale modeling of civil infrastructure for analyses on structural deteriorating-Part I: Modeling methodology and strategy" with the emphasis on model updating and verification for the developed concurrent multi-scale model. The sensitivity-based parameter updating method was applied and some important issues such as selection of reference data and model parameters, and model updating procedures on the multi-scale model were investigated based on the sensitivity analysis of the selected model parameters. The experimental modal data as well as static response in terms of component nominal stresses and hot-spot stresses at the concerned locations were used for dynamic response- and static response-oriented model updating, respectively. The updated multi-scale model was further verified to act as the baseline model which is assumed to be finite-element model closest to the real situation of the structure available for the subsequent arbitrary numerical simulation. The comparison of dynamic and static responses between the calculated results by the final model and measured data indicated the updating and verification methods applied in this paper are reliable and accurate for the multi-scale model of frame-like structure. The general procedures of multi-scale model updating and verification were finally proposed for nonlinear physical-based modeling of large civil infrastructure, and it was applied to the model verification of a long-span bridge as an actual engineering practice of the proposed procedures.
DOI: 10.1016/j.finel.2009.06.008
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