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System Identification of Hysteretic Structures

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Cifuentes, Arturo O. (1985) System Identification of Hysteretic Structures. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:12192018-105342164

Abstract

This thesis is concerned with the earthquake response of hysteretic structures subjected to strong ground acceleration. Several earthquake records corresponding to different instrumented buildings are analyzed. Based on these observations, a new model for the dynamic behavior of reinforced concrete buildings is proposed. In addition, a suitable system identification algorithm to be used with this new model is introduced. This system identification algorithm is based upon matching the restoring force behavior of the structure rather than the time history of the response. As a consequence, the new algorithm exhibits significant advantages from a computational point of view. Same numerical examples using actual earthquake data are discussed.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:Applied Mechanics
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Applied Mechanics
Thesis Availability:Restricted to Caltech community only
Research Advisor(s):
  • Iwan, Wilfred D. (advisor)
  • Jennings, Paul C. (co-advisor)
Thesis Committee:
  • Jennings, Paul C. (chair)
  • Beck, James L.
  • Hall, John F.
  • Knowles, James K.
  • Iwan, Wilfred D.
Defense Date:14 September 1984
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EERL84-04
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:12192018-105342164
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:12192018-105342164
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ID Code:11322
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Lisa Fischelis
Deposited On:19 Dec 2018 22:27
Last Modified:02 Jan 2019 18:55

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