In this paper, a parametric stochastic analysis of isolated bridge is proposed with the aim to assess isolation performance and to investigate effects of energetic influence on protection efficiency. The analysis has been carried out in terms of two stochastic parameters of pear-deck maximum displacement and hysteretic energy response, of which a qualitative trend has been observed. Isolated bridge is described by a simple two degree of freedom (TDoF) Bouc-Wen hysteretic model, which has been introduced for its intrinsic ability in reproducing a wide range of real devices behavior. With the aim of taking into consideration intrinsic stochastic nature of seismic events, the ground motion and the structural response have been described by random vibration approach. Results obtained show that protection achieved by shifting structural natural period and reducing input energy by devices dissipation have counteracting effects if related to deck lateral displacement.
|Titolo:||Stochastic energy analysis of seismic isolated bridges|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.solidyn.2006.12.001|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|