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Health monitoring of Bridges based on multifractal theory


The multifractal theory is applied in an analysis of bridge disturbance signals with the aim of investigating their nonlinear characteristics, and then the recognisable fault features are extracted from them. By calculating the box dimension and correlation dimension of the bridge disturbance signal, the dimensional characteristics of the disturbance data are analysed to distinguish the health-state of the bridge. Finally, taking the bridge disturbance data as an example, and by using the multifractal spectrum analysis of the disturbance data, it is concluded that the multifractal method can accurately identify the fault state and realise the bridge health monitoring.

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Life Sciences, other, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, General Mathematics, Physics