Campus Units

Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

5-2018

Journal or Book Title

Earthquake Spectra

Volume

34

Issue

2

First Page

843

Last Page

866

DOI

10.1193/011217EQS013M

Abstract

Rocking is likely the primary dynamic mode of vibration during the earthquake response of free-standing structural members. Previous research has routinely described the dynamic behavior of these members using a coefficient of restitution (r) modeling approach, which is shown in this paper to be insufficient for accurately capturing their decaying motion characteristics. Utilizing experimental testing and analytical investigation of concrete members, this study concludes that free-standing members dissipate energy in both a continuous manner and instantaneously at impacts at the rocking interface. Accounting for these two energy dissipation components is necessary to accurately produce rocking dynamic responses of free-standing blocks.

Research Focus Area

Geotechnical/Materials Engineering

Comments

This is a manuscript of an article published as Kalliontzis, Dimitrios, and Sri Sritharan. "Characterizing Dynamic Decay of Motion of Free-Standing Rocking Members." Earthquake Spectra 34, no. 2 (2018): 843-866. doi: 10.1193/011217EQS013M. Posted with permission.

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Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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