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.
|期刊||International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics|
|出版狀態||已出版 - 1 3月 2018|