Identification of an extended Bouc–Wen model with application to seismic protection through hysteretic devices

@article{Sireteanu2010IdentificationOA,
  title={Identification of an extended Bouc–Wen model with application to seismic protection through hysteretic devices},
  author={Tudor Sireteanu and Marius Giuclea and A. Mitu},
  journal={Computational Mechanics},
  year={2010},
  volume={45},
  pages={431-441}
}
In this paper is proposed an extended Bouc–Wen model for improving its capability to approximate experimental symmetric hysteretic loops. On the basis of the generalized equation there are defined integral and differential conditions that describe the essential geometric properties of a hysteretic curve. Next, a new method based on Genetic Algorithms is developed to identify the Bouc–Wen model parameters from experimental hysteretic loops obtained from periodic loading tests. The performance of… CONTINUE READING