DOI: 10.3390/jmse11122282 ISSN: 2077-1312

A Strain Fitting Strategy to Eliminate the Impact of Measuring Points Failure in Longitudinal Bending Moment Identification

Gengdu Xu, Jin Gan, Jun Li, Huabing Liu, Weiguo Wu
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

The identification of longitudinal bending moments is a critical component in the health monitoring of ship structures. This study examines the effect of the failure of measurement points on the accuracy of bending moment identification and presents a solution using an XGboost fitting method. The impact of failure point position and quantity on strain fitting accuracy and bending moment identification was investigated by performing a four-point bending experiment in typical failure scenarios. Further numerical analysis was conducted to identify potential sources of errors in the measurement process. Additionally, several XGBoost-based fitting schemes were tested under practical conditions to provide reliable fitting suggestions. The results indicated that the XGboost strain fitting method outperforms conventional methods for removing failed measurement points, resulting in improved accuracy of identification. When the most critical failure condition occurs (i.e., the deck plate measurement points and deck stiffener measurement points fail), the XGboost method can still estimate the strain at the failure points with acceptable accuracy. These results also hold in complex load scenarios. Moreover, in the practical measurement conditions, the arrangement of measuring points includes two sections that are sufficient to support the fitting of failed measurement points by using the XGboost method. The XGboost strain fitting method exhibits promising potential in strain fitting applications.

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