Non-Linear Identification of a RC Element Using Time-Frequency Instantaneous Estimators
The identification of non-linear systems is an important topic in structural health monitoring of structures undergoing non-stationary behavior. In general, a non-linear or hysteretic response is typical for buildings, bridges, dampers and structural elements not only as a consequence of strong excitations (i. e. earthquake), but also for low to medium loading levels, due to the constitutive behavior of structural elements or joints. This paper focuses on the non-linear identification of a RC beam-column joint, modeled as a SDoF system, subjected to non-stationary loading: the technique used entails the definition of proper instantaneous estimators of the system dynamic properties by using a linear time-varying approximation of the actual system dynamics and representing the structural response in the joint time-frequency domain.
F. Chu, H. Ouyang, V. Silberschmidt, L. Garibaldi, C.Surace, W.M. Ostachowicz and D. Jiang
G. V. Demarie et al., "Non-Linear Identification of a RC Element Using Time-Frequency Instantaneous Estimators", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 413-414, pp. 531-538, 2009