Dynamic Stability of Damage-Prone Inelastic Structural Systems
Williamson, E.B.; Hjelmstad, K.D.
- Dynamic Stability of Damage-Prone Inelastic Structural Systems
- Williamson, E.B.
- Hjelmstad, K.D.
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- Inelastic deformation
- The behavior of a simple mechanical system, experiencing large deformations and inelastic material response with damage. is presented. Because the differential equations that describe the motion are highly nonlinear and coupled for the multi-degree-of-freedom system, a numerical procedure was employed to determine the response. While most engineering approaches to the design of such systems utilize a static approach, results from this research indicate that static analyses cannot effectively predict the behavior of a dynamic, damage-prone system. Most importantly, the rate of damage accumulation will have the greatest impact on the stability properties of the system. In fact, for certain load cases, a system that accrues more damage may be less prone to instability than a system that suffers little damage. For this research, it was assumed that damage caused a reduction in the stiffness such that the structure experienced cyclic softening with increased cycles of loading. Application of the results to seismic-resistant design was considered.
- University of Illinois Engineering Experiment Station. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
- Series/Report Name or Number
- Civil Engineering Studies SRS-609
- Type of Resource
- Sponsor(s)/Grant Number(s)
- National Science Foundation Grant CES 86-58019
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