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FE Simulation of a SHM System for a Large Radio-Telescope

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This paper deals with a numerical investigation, based on the Finite Element (FE) theory, of a Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) system for a large radio-telescope, aimed to damage detection and location. The investigated SHM system is based on the comparison of the Frequency Response Functions (FRFs) achieved under both pristine and damaged configurations, respectively. A preliminary study has been carried out in order to achieve information on the optimal sensors locations. As a result, the structural response of the radio-telescope under the in-service loading conditions has been numerically investigated. All FE analyses have been carried out by means of MD Nastran® code.
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Radio-Telescope; SHM; FE Analysis; Damage; Modelling

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