Modeling Viscoelastic Behavior of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) Using Discrete Element Methods

Parametric Study of Structures with Added Viscoelastic Dampers
This paper presents the result of a parametric study on the seismic behavior of minimum weight-designed structures with and without added viscoelastic dampers. The structures are first...

Viscoelastic Dampers for Seismic Pounding Mitigation
A hysteretic model for viscoelastic (VE) damper is explained. The model accurately accounts for the effects of excitation frequency as well as temperature of the damper. Benefit of using...

Applications of Viscoelastic Damper to Jointed Structures for Seismic Mitigation
Some structures, such as dams, are built with contraction joints that might carry some small tensile stresses. Such joints are expected to open and close during an earthquake. That will...

Random Vibration of the Viscoelastic Structure under Series of Stochastic Excitations
In the paper the vibration of viscoelastic single-degree-of-freedom system caused by a random series of pulses is considered. The linear rheological model for the creep law is assumed....

Creep and Recovery of a Pultruded FRP Frame

Visco-elasticity and the Compressive Failure of Polycrystalline Ice
The analysis of the visco-elasticity of polycrystalline ice is addressed. Experimental results on isotropic and anisotropic polycrystalline ice are presented, which indicate that intracrystalline...

Contact Problems in Cell Adhesion
Adhesion of biological cells plays an important role in many physiological processes. For instance, the adhesion of killer T-lymphocyte to its target cell is an essential step in cytolysis,...

Buckling Loads of Columns Made of Viscoelastic Materials
This is about the developing of relationships for predicting the change of buckling loads of columns made of viscoelastic materials under different loads. When a columnlike structural...

Synthesis of Lateral Structural Bracing with Active Tendons
The idea of combining X bracing, viscoelastic dampers, and active tendons in a structure which has been optimized for gravity loads is presented. It is shown that reduction of the structure's...

Chaotic Analysis of Dynamic Bifurcation of Viscoelastic Shallow Arches
Periodic and chaotic motions in a mathematical model of an imperfect, viscoelastic shallow arch under a dynamic sinusoidal load for both the symmetric and the coupled unsymmetric responses...

On the Adhesive Strength of Viscoelastic Fibrous Composites
A methodology for solving problems of anisotropic materials using the theory of elasticity (viscoelasticity) is presented. Some results on specific problems related to the stressed-and-deformed...

Short-Term Versus Long-Term Pipe Ring Stiffness in the Design of Buried Plastic Sewer Pipes
It is often discussed which pipe ring stiffness should be used when designing the long-term deflection of buried plastic sewer pipes; the short-term value or the long-term value? As the...

Innovations in Spill Control Technology

Analysis and the Design of Multi-Layer Viscoelastic (V.E.) Dampers for Tall Structures
Vibrational motion of tall buildings can be damped by employment of viscoelastic passive dampers in the structure. The type of dampers selected depend on locations where relative displacements,...

On the Analysis of Viscoelastic Plane Frames
Since its foundation on 1986 the Computational Mechanics Laboratory at the Polytechnic School of Sao Paulo has often been asked for non-linear stability analysis of wood and concrete structures....

Performance of Viscoelastic Dampers in World Trade Center Towers
The viscoelastic damper was conceived and developed as a part of the structural design for the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, New York. They are an integral and an essential part...

Constrained Viscoelastic Layers for Passive Vibration Control of Structures
Infills with constrained viscoelastic layers for increasing the energy absorption capacity of structures are examined. The infills are expected to 'work' in the...

Damping Systems to Limit the Motion of Tall Buildings
Two types of damping systems have been used successfully in building applications - the Tuned Mass Damper, and Viscoelastic Damping Units. In the past, Tuned Mass Dampers were used in...

Design of Viscoelastic Dampers for Columbia Center Building
To reduce the dynamic response of a building with a given height and plan area to wind load, aside from inherent damping of the building, the designer has a few options available to him/her....

 

 

 

 

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