, Volume 34, Issue 1, pp 37-44

A genetic algorithm for determining the location of structural impacts

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The spectral-element method, which is very suitable for solving force-identification problems, is combined with a stochastic genetic algorithm to give a scheme that can locate the source of structural impacts. The results are demonstrated with experimental data from the impact of an aluminum beam.