Comparison of Calculating Algorithms for Logarithmic Decrements Applied to Welded Joints Assessments




diagnostics, welded joints, non-destructive research, SHM, vibrations, spectral analysis, logarithmic decrement


There are numerous non-destructive methods in welded joints investigation, but the most promising, especially in applications with steady monitoring of the structure, is the vibro-diagnostic approach. In the course of the research work, the responses were obtained and detected by accelerometers, providing valuable diagnostic information, which later was mathematically processed in the field of time or frequency. The mathematical processing aimed to distinguish significant characteristics embedded in the processes typical of the investigated joints and allow an assessment of how they were made. For this purpose, two methods were proposed, based on determining the logarithmic decrement as a function of time. Due to the complicated course of the impact responses, the method of calculating the logarithmic decrement has been suggested, involving the approximation of responses with various functions. According to the research, the analysis of changes in the logarithmic decrement as a function of time applied to welded plates was proposed, as it enables the initial assessment of joint quality.


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How to Cite

Szeleziński, A., Muc, A., Murawski, L., Muchowski, T., Kluczyk, M., Jasiński, K., & Antczak-Jarząbska, R. (2022). Comparison of Calculating Algorithms for Logarithmic Decrements Applied to Welded Joints Assessments. Scientific Journal of Gdynia Maritime University, (124), 7–19.