Proceedings Vol. 20 (2014)
ENGINEERING MECHANICS 2014
May 12 – 15, 2014, Svratka, Czech Republic
Copyright © 2014 Brno University of Technology Institute of Solid Mechanics, Mechatronics and Biomechanics
ISSN 1805-8248 (printed)
ISSN 1805-8256 (electronic)
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pages 439 - 442, full text
Auto-parametric effects are processes endangering structures during a seismic attack. Tall structures exposed to a strong vertical component of an earthquake excitation nearby the epicenter can collapse due to auto-parametric resonance effect. Vertical and horizontal response components being independent in the linear regime get into a complex interaction due to non-linear terms in post-critical regime. Two generally different types of the post-critical regimes are presented: (i) post-critical state with possible recovery; (ii) exponentially rising horizontal response leading to a collapse. A special attention is paid to processes of transition from semi-trivial to post-critical state in case of time limited excitation period as it concerns the seismic processes. Solution method combining analytical and numerical approaches is developed and used. Its applicability and shortcomings are commented. A few hints for engineering applications are given.
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