Title: Delay correlation of mechanical hysteresis and damping
Citation: JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING-ASCE vol. 136 no. 1 p. 76-85
Publication Year: 2010
JRC N°: JRC46108
ISSN: 0733-9445
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC46108
DOI: 10.1061/ST.1943-541X.0000094
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: This paper presents a procedure for calculating the effective equivalent structural properties (stiffness and damping) of hysteretic systems from the time histories of their dynamic response. The method is based on the finding that the effective dynamic damping is proportional to the product of the structural natural frequency and the delay between the overall restoring force and the structural displacement. The delay is calculated from the time-shifted cross-correlation between the structural force and displacement; and the same procedure also allows us to compute the instantaneous period of the response. Having calculated the delay and the period of forced oscillation, it is shown how, by computing the standard deviations of the force-displacement signals, it is possible to compute both the equivalent damping and the linearised stiffness. By implementing this procedure sequentially through moving windows, it is possible to monitor the non-linear evolution in time. Some proofs are given for some easily tractable mathematical cases such as for linear simple harmonic and seismic responses, conjecturing that the method can be equally applied for transient forcing functions of non-linear systems
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