Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

3-11-1991

Session End Date

3-15-1991

Abstract

The parameters determined in laboratory tests for use in dynamic analyses are usually the secant modulus and the area of the hysteresis loop. The accuracy of this approach was studied for highly non-linear behavior through analytical solutions and numerical simulations of a single degree of freedom system. Only the effect of the shape of the hysteresis loop was studied, i.e. the stiffness and the area of the loop were kept constant independent of amplitude. The study shows that irregular hysteresis may cause a significant increase in the response of the system in higher frequencies compared to what would be expected from visco-elastic and standard non-linear models. The area of the hysteresis loop provides a good measure of the damping also for high degrees of non-linearity.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

Second Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

3-11-1991

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1991 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Effects of Hysteretic Shape on Dynamic Response

St. Louis, Missouri

The parameters determined in laboratory tests for use in dynamic analyses are usually the secant modulus and the area of the hysteresis loop. The accuracy of this approach was studied for highly non-linear behavior through analytical solutions and numerical simulations of a single degree of freedom system. Only the effect of the shape of the hysteresis loop was studied, i.e. the stiffness and the area of the loop were kept constant independent of amplitude. The study shows that irregular hysteresis may cause a significant increase in the response of the system in higher frequencies compared to what would be expected from visco-elastic and standard non-linear models. The area of the hysteresis loop provides a good measure of the damping also for high degrees of non-linearity.