Model updating strategy of the DLR-AIRMOD test structure

Patelli, Edoardo and Broggi, Matteo and Govers, Yves and Mottershead, John E. (2017) Model updating strategy of the DLR-AIRMOD test structure. Procedia Engineering, 199. pp. 978-983. ISSN 1877-7058

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    Considerable progresses have been made in computer-aided engineering for the high fidelity analysis of structures and systems. Traditionally, computer models are calibrated using deterministic procedures. However, different analysts produce different models based on different modelling approximations and assumptions. In addition, identically constructed structures and systems show different characteristic between each other. Hence, model updating needs to take account modelling and test-data variability. Stochastic model updating techniques such as sensitivity approach and Bayesian updating are now recognised as powerful approaches able to deal with unavoidable uncertainty and variability. This paper presents a high fidelity surrogate model that allows to significantly reduce the computational costs associated with the Bayesian model updating technique. A set of Artificial Neural Networks are proposed to replace multi non-linear input-output relationships of finite element (FE) models. An application for updating the model parameters of the FE model of the DRL-AIRMOD structure is presented.

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    Patelli, Edoardo ORCID logoORCID:, Broggi, Matteo, Govers, Yves and Mottershead, John E.;