In this paper the authors present a linear, least-squares, frequency domain filter for the identification of structural vibration parameters, such as mass, stiffness, and damping, from observed forces and responses. The method is based on an equation error formulation which produces a measurement equation which is linear in the unknown parameters. Convergence of the parameter estimates is achieved rapidly and the period required to obtain convergence is indicated by the CPU time measured on an IBM 3083 computer. Results obtained using simulated data are used to compare the linear filter with alternative filter formulations. Experimental results from a portal frame rig are given to demonstrate the application of the method to physical measurements.

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