A new vibration absorber based on the hysteresis of multi-configuration NiTiNOL-steel wire ropes assemblies
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale e Geotecnica, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
A new vibration absorber based on the restoring forces of NiTiNOL and mixed NiTiNOL-steel wire ropes subject to flexural and coupled tensile-flexural states is presented. The peculiar hysteresis of the device is due to the simultaneous presence of interwire friction and phase tranformations. An extension of the Bouc-Wen model is proposed to fit the experimental force-displacement cycles by employing the Differential Evolutionary optimization algorithm. The genetic-like optimization is carried out both for the constitutive identification and for the design of the vibration absorber. The effectiveness of the device is proved experimentally by a series of shaking table tests on a multi-story scale building.
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