A new energy indicator in damage locating vector method (DLV) for detecting multiple damaged positions in beam and truss structures

Nguyen Minh Nhan, Dinh Cong Du, Vo Duy Trung, Tran Viet Anh, Nguyen Thoi Trung


The paper presents a new indicator called normalized energy index (nei) in damage locating vector method (DLV) for detecting multiple damaged positions in beam and truss structures. In the DLV method, a set of load vectors, which is extracted from the change in flexibility matrix between an undamaged structure and a damaged one, is applied as static loads to the undamaged structure which are evaluated via the finite element modeling.  Then, the nei values are computed for each element by using the displacements. In order to verify the accuracy and efficiency of a proposed  indicator, a cantilevered beam and a 14-bay planar truss are considered


Damage locating vector method (DLV); strain energy; load vector; damage detection; vibration

Full Text:


DOI: https://doi.org/10.15625/0866-7136/38/3/5807 Display counter: Abstract : 242 views. PDF : 89 views.


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2016 Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology


Editorial Office of Vietnam Journal of Mechanics

3rd Floor, A16 Building, 18B Hoang Quoc Viet Street, Cau Giay District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: (+84) 24 3791 7103
Email: vjmech@vjs.ac.vn