A base isolation system, aimed to passively control the nonlinear dynamics of an internally resonant tower, exposed to turbulent wind flow, is studied. A continuous visco-elastic beam, constrained at the bottom end by a nonlinear visco-elastic device and free at the top end, is considered. All the nonlinearities, structural, inertial and aeroelastic, these latter computed via the quasi-static theory, are accounted in the model. The interaction between self- and parametric excitations, triggered by the mean wind velocity and the turbulent component, respectively, are analyzed. The Multiple Scale Method is applied to the partial differential equations of motion, to investigate critical and post-critical behaviors, when two modes in internal 1:3 resonance are involved in the response. The first mode is found to lead the phenomenon, while the second mode is marginally involved. The effectiveness of the visco-elastic nonlinear isolation system is assessed, both in increasing the mean wind bifurcation value and in reducing the limit-cycle amplitude. The contribution of structural nonlinearities is found to weakly affect the response.

Nonlinear dynamics of an internally resonant base-isolated beam under turbulent wind flow

Di Nino S.;Zulli D.;Luongo A.
2021

Abstract

A base isolation system, aimed to passively control the nonlinear dynamics of an internally resonant tower, exposed to turbulent wind flow, is studied. A continuous visco-elastic beam, constrained at the bottom end by a nonlinear visco-elastic device and free at the top end, is considered. All the nonlinearities, structural, inertial and aeroelastic, these latter computed via the quasi-static theory, are accounted in the model. The interaction between self- and parametric excitations, triggered by the mean wind velocity and the turbulent component, respectively, are analyzed. The Multiple Scale Method is applied to the partial differential equations of motion, to investigate critical and post-critical behaviors, when two modes in internal 1:3 resonance are involved in the response. The first mode is found to lead the phenomenon, while the second mode is marginally involved. The effectiveness of the visco-elastic nonlinear isolation system is assessed, both in increasing the mean wind bifurcation value and in reducing the limit-cycle amplitude. The contribution of structural nonlinearities is found to weakly affect the response.
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