Identification of Viscous Damping in Structures From Modal Information

[+] Author and Article Information
Jean-Guy Béliveau

Department of Civil Engineering, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

J. Appl. Mech 43(2), 335-339 (Jun 01, 1976) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3423835 History: Received May 01, 1975; Revised December 01, 1975; Online July 12, 2010


The identification of damping, stiffness, and mass parameters from modal information is formulated within a general Bayesian framework. A modified Newton-Raphson scheme is used to modify parameter estimates, given natural frequencies, associated damping constants, mode shapes, and phase angles. Actual data from a nine-story steel structure are used in an application of the method.

Copyright © 1976 by ASME
Topics: Damping , Shapes , Stiffness , Steel
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.





Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In