The Sensitivity Method in Finite Element Model Updating: A Tutorial

JE Mottershead (Liverpool University), M Link (University of Kassel, Germany) & MI Friswell (Swansea University)

Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Vol. 25, No. 7, October 2011, pp. 2275-2296

Abstract

The sensitivity method is probably the most successful of the many approaches to the problem of updating finite element models of engineering structures based on vibration test data. It has been applied successfully to large-scale industrial problems and proprietary codes are available based on the techniques explained in simple terms in this article. A basic introduction to the most important procedures of computational model updating is provided, including tutorial examples to reinforce the reader's understanding and a large scale model updating example of a helicopter airframe.

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Erratum


Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Vol. 99, 15 January 2018, pp. 946-947

Link to paper using doi: 10.1016/j.ymssp.2017.03.009