Vol.124, No.1, 2020, pp.79-106, doi:10.32604/cmes.2020.09470
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An Adaptive Substructure-Based Model Order Reduction Method for Nonlinear Seismic Analysis in OpenSees
  • Jian Wang1, 2, Ming Fang3, *, Hui Li1, 2
1 Key Lab of Structures Dynamic Behavior and Control of the Ministry of Education, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, 150090, China.
2 Key Lab of Smart Prevention and Mitigation of Civil Engineering Disasters of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, 150090, China.
3 College of Shipbuilding Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin, 150001, China.
* Corresponding Author: Ming Fang. Email: fangming@hrbeu.edu.cn.
Received 18 December 2019; Accepted 09 March 2020; Issue published 19 June 2020
Abstract
Structural components may enter an initial-elastic state, a plastic-hardening state and a residual-elastic state during strong seismic excitations. In the residual-elastic state, structural components keep in an unloading/reloading stage that is dominated by a tangent stiffness, thus structural components remain residual deformations but behave in an elastic manner. It has a great potential to make model order reduction for such structural components using the tangent-stiffness-based vibration modes as a reduced order basis. In this paper, an adaptive substructure-based model order reduction method is developed to perform nonlinear seismic analysis for structures that have a priori unknown damage distribution. This method is able to generate time-varying substructures and make nonlinear model order reduction for substructures in the residual-elastic phase. The finite element program OpenSees has been extended to provide the adaptive substructure-based nonlinear seismic analysis. At the low level of OpenSees framework, a new abstract layer is created to represent the time-varying substructures and implement the modeling process of substructures. At the high level of OpenSees framework, a new transient analysis class is created to implement the solving process of substructure-based governing equations. Compared with the conventional time step integration method, the adaptive substructure-based model order reduction method can yield comparative results with a higher computational efficiency.
Keywords
Adaptive substructure modeling, model order reduction, nonlinear seismic analysis, computer programming, OpenSees.
Cite This Article
Wang, J., Fang, M., Li, H. (2020). An Adaptive Substructure-Based Model Order Reduction Method for Nonlinear Seismic Analysis in OpenSees. CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 124(1), 79–106.