A New Procedure for Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis of Structures under Seismic Loading Based on Equivalent Nodal Secant Stiffness

Tzu Ying Lee, Kun Jun Chung, Hao Chang

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Abstract

This paper presents a dynamic analysis procedure for predicting the responses of large, highly nonlinear, discontinuous structural systems subjected to seismic loading. The concept of equivalent nodal secant stiffness is adopted to diagonalize the conventional stiffness matrix of the structure. With the lumped-mass idealization, the decoupled equilibrium equations of the structure are then solved by the implicit Newmark integration method. Additionally, an incremental-iterative procedure is performed to ensure that the equilibrium conditions are satisfied at the end of each time step. The proposed analysis procedure has the advantages of both the conventional explicit and implicit integration procedures, but with their disadvantages removed. Through extensive applications, the results demonstrate that the proposed procedure is simple and robust for analyzing practical structural systems in terms of computational efficiency and stability.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1850043
JournalInternational Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2018

Keywords

  • Dynamic analysis
  • equivalent nodal secant stiffness
  • implicit integration
  • incremental-iterative procedure
  • nonlinear structural system
  • seismic loading

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