Fluid viscous dampers are extensively adopted as efficient and cheap energy dissipation devices in structural seismic protection. If we consider the usefulness of these passive control devices, the exact recognition of their mechanical behavior is of outstanding importance to provide a reliable support to design a very efficient protection strategy. In scientific and technical applications, many different constitutive models have been proposed and adopted till now to represent fluid viscous dampers, with different levels of complexity and accuracy. This paper focuses on parameter identification of fluid viscous dampers, comparing different existing literature models, with the aim to recognize the ability of these models to match experimental loops under different test specimens. The identification scheme is developed evaluating the experimental and the analytical values of the forces experienced by the device under investigation. The experimental force is recorded during the dynamic test, while the analytical one is obtained by applying a displacement time history to the candidate mechanical law. The identification procedure furnishes the device mechanical parameters by minimizing a suitable objective function, which represents a measure of the difference between the analytical and experimental forces. To solve the optimization problem, the particle swarm optimization is adopted, and the results obtained under various test conditions are shown. Some considerations about the agreement of different models with experimental data are furnished, and the sensitivity of identified parameters of analyzed models against the frequency excitation is evaluated and discussed.
|Titolo:||A comparative study on parameter identification of fluid viscous dampers with different models|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/s00419-014-0869-3|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|