Model Updating in Structural Dynamics: A Survey

JE Mottershead (University of Wales Swansea) & MI Friswell (Aston University)

Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 167, No. 2, October 1993, pp. 347-375


It is well known that finite element predictions are often called into question when they are in conflict with test results. The area known as model updating is concerned with the correction of finite element models by processing records of dynamic response from test structures. Model updating is a rapidly developing technology, and it is intended that this paper will provide an accurate review of the state of the art at the time of going to press. It is the author's hope that this work will prove of value, especially to those who are getting acquainted with the research base and aim to participate in the application of model updating in industry, where a pressing need exists.

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