In a previous paper, a mathematical model of a nonlinear hysteretic vibration isolator, with amplitude-dependent parameters, was established based on experimental study. In this paper, the corresponding multi-harmonic steady-state response analysis is addressed. The computational method is based on the Galerkin/Levenberg-Marquardt approach, in which the frequency/time domain alternation and FFT procedures, as well as numerical search in the transformed time domain, are introduced. The response features of this hysteretic model are identified. Then, the steady-state responses of base-isolated structures are analyzed by the proposed method with the use of modal partial decoupling. Analytical responses of a vibration-isolated frame are compared favorably with experimental findings.
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1993|
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