NON-RIGID KINEMATIC EXCITATION FOR MULTIPLY-SUPPORTED SYSTEM WITH HOMOGENEOUS DAMPING

Alexander G. Tyapin
2018 International Journal for Computational Civil and Structural Engineering  
This paper continues the discussion of linear equations of motion. The author considers non-rigid kinematic excitation for multiply-supported system leading to the deformations in quasi-static response. It turns out that in the equation of motion written down for relative displacements (relative displacements are defined as absolute displacements minus quasi-static response) the contribution of the internal damping to the load in some cases may be zero (like it was for rigid kinematical
more » ... kinematical excitation). For this effect the system under consideration must have homogeneous damping. It is the often case, though not always. Zero contribution of the internal damping to the load is different in origin for rigid and non-rigid kinematic excitation: in the former case nodal loads in the quasi-static response are zero for each element; in the latter case nodal loads in elements are non-zero, but in each node they are balanced giving zero resulting nodal loads. Thus, damping in the quasi-static response does not impact relative motion, but impacts the resulting internal forces. The implementation of the Rayleigh damping model for the right-hand part of the equation leads to the error (like for rigid kinematic excitation), as damping in the Rayleigh model is not really "internal": due to the participation of mass matrix it works on rigid displacements, which is impossible for internal damping
doi:10.22337/2587-9618-2018-14-4-152-157 fatcat:hglx47p64rfihplc6ikcaubfom