When subjected to events such as earthquakes, engineering structures typically exhibit a nonlinear and hysteretic behaviour with stiffness and strength degradations. Though a reliable evaluation of safety conditions should take into account the nonlinear dynamic and evolutionary nature of the structural response, the experimental identification of a nonlinear behaviour under dynamic and seismic loading is, to date, an open problem. The present research aims at evaluating the potential of different restoring force models for simulating the seismic response of hysteretic structural systems, with special emphasis on the two main problems encountered when applying this approach to full-scale structures under intense excitation: (a) a markedly time-dependent behaviour; (b) need to compare among different restoring force models, either expressed in a parametric or polynomial form. In particular, polynomial models will be formulated both in terms of restoring force and its derivative, in order to present a comprehensive discussion of different strategies. The nonlinear identification technique employed in this paper is required to account for a time-dependent behaviour. In fact, in presence of degradation or any other time-varying characteristics, instantaneous identification certainly constitutes an enhancement of the classical restoring force based approach, and may as well provide checks on the consistency of the assumed models.
|Titolo:||Comparison of restoring force models for the identification of structures with hysteresis and degradation|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.jsv.2013.08.019|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|