Extracting damping ratios using wavelets
Author(s)Wu, Jiun-Yan, 1972-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
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The focus of this work is to evaluate the accuracy of methods for extracting damping ratios with respect to: three extraction methods, different damping ratios, added noisy data, separated modes and close modes. To achieve this goal, a simulated analytical signal is analyzed by estimating the modal parameters. The simulated analytic signal is useful because the exact values are known and the characteristic of the FRF can be varied in order to observe how the accuracy of damping ratios is affected. Results show that the Continuous Wavelet Transform method gives the most accurate estimations even for data corrupted by the noise. The Complex Exponential method presents better results in the cases with higher modes and higher damping ratios without the noise. Wavelet Packet method and Continuous Wavelet Transform method are more suitable in the cases for extracting lower damping ratios than those for higher damping ratios even for data corrupted by the noise. And in general, the estimation results are more accurate in the cases with separated modes than those with close modes.
Thesis (M.Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2001.Includes bibliographical references (leaves 87-88).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Civil and Environmental Engineering.