The study presents the dynamic structural response of steel member subjected to a localized impact from falling rock blocks in rockfall areas. A novel compliance contact model is derived for the interaction between the elastic-plastic member (the target) and an impacting rock block. Unlike other existing models, the proposed compliance contact model accurately evaluates the material properties of the rock block (considered as a deformable indenter) and of the steel target (considered as an elastic-plastic target of finite thickness). A simplified two degrees of freedom (2-DOF) lumped masses model accounting for nonlinear contact interaction and material nonlinearities is used to describe the dynamics of the phenomenon. The proposed contact law and the 2-DOF model are validated with detailed static and dynamic analyses conducted with finite element software ANSYS. The results are compared and commented in order to be implemented in future civil engineering applications.
|Titolo:||Effects of rockfall on an elastic-plastic member: A novel compliance contact model and dynamic response|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.engstruct.2017.06.046|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|