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TitleA bayesian approach for NDT data fusion: The Saint Torcato Church case study
Author(s)Ramos, Luís F.
Miranda, Tiago F. S.
Mishra, M.
Fernandes, Francisco Manuel Carvalho Pinto
Manning, Elizabeth Campbell
non-destructive methods
minor-destructive methods
destructive methods
sonic testing
ultrasonic testing
Young’s modulus
Issue date2015
JournalEngineering Structures
CitationRamos, L. F., Miranda, T., Mishra, M., Fernandes, F. M., & Manning, E. (2015). A Bayesian approach for NDT data fusion: The Saint Torcato church case study. Engineering Structures, 84, 120-129. doi: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2014.11.015
Abstract(s)This paper presents a methodology based on the Bayesian data fusion techniques applied to non-destructive and destructive tests for the structural assessment of historical constructions. The aim of the methodology is to reduce the uncertainties of the parameter estimation. The Young's modulus of granite stones was chosen as an example for the present paper. The methodology considers several levels of uncertainty since the parameters of interest are considered random variables with random moments. A new concept of Trust Factor was introduced to affect the uncertainty related to each test results, translated by their standard deviation, depending on the higher or lower reliability of each test to predict a certain parameter.
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