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See detailBeam-to-column joints, column bases and joint components under impact loading
Demonceau, Jean-François ULiege; Vanvinckenroye, Hélène ULiege; D'Antimo, Marina ULiege et al

in Proceeding of Eurosteel 2017 conference (2017, September)

Recent events such as natural catastrophes or terrorist attacks have highlighted the necessity to ensure the structural integrity of buildings under exceptional events. For more than 10 years, the ... [more ▼]

Recent events such as natural catastrophes or terrorist attacks have highlighted the necessity to ensure the structural integrity of buildings under exceptional events. For more than 10 years, the University of Liege is strongly involved in researches on the response of structures further to such exceptional events through participations to national or European research projects. In particular, the University of Liege has contributed very recently to a European research project entitled ROBUSTIMPACT investigating the behaviour of steel or steel-concrete composite building structures subjected to impact loading and proposing simplified procedures to predict the response of such structures under the considered scenario. As a contribution to this research project, an experimental test campaign was realised in Liège; the objective was to study the behaviour of beam-to-column joints, of column bases and of most of their constitutive components under impact loading and, in particular, to highlight the influence of the strain rate effects on the response of the studied joints and components. The proposed paper first describes the conducted test campaign with all the required details about the tested specimens and the testing setup; then the analysis of the so-obtained experimental results is presented. Finally authors’ views on how to account for the strain rate effects in analytical approaches for joint design is briefly expressed. [less ▲]

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See detailAverage first-passage time of a quasi-Hamiltonian Mathieu oscillator with parametric and forcing excitations
Vanvinckenroye, Hélène ULiege; Denoël, Vincent ULiege

in Journal of Sound and Vibration (2017)

A linear oscillator simultaneously subjected to stochastic forcing and parametric excitation is considered. The time required for this system to evolve from a low initial energy level until a higher ... [more ▼]

A linear oscillator simultaneously subjected to stochastic forcing and parametric excitation is considered. The time required for this system to evolve from a low initial energy level until a higher energy state for the first time is a random variable. Its expectation satisfies the Pontryagin equation of the problem, which is solved with the asymptotic expansion method developed by Khasminskii. This allowed deriving closed-form expressions for the expected first passage time. A comprehensive parameter analysis of these solutions is performed. Beside identifying the important dimensionless groups governing the problem, it also highlights three important regimes which are called incubation, multiplicative and additive because of their specific features. Those three regimes are discussed with the parameters of the problem. [less ▲]

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See detailStochastic stability of a rotational oscillator under gusty winds
Vanvinckenroye, Hélène ULiege; Denoël, Vincent ULiege

in Proceedings of the XIV Conference of the Italian Association for Wind Engineering (2016)

This work studies the rotational stability of an oscillator in a random wind velocity field. Its susceptibility to autorotation is assessed by the time necessary to reach a given energy barrier departing ... [more ▼]

This work studies the rotational stability of an oscillator in a random wind velocity field. Its susceptibility to autorotation is assessed by the time necessary to reach a given energy barrier departing from an initial energy level. This first passage time problem is solved by replacing the actual power spectral density of the loading by an equivalent δ-correlated noise. [less ▲]

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See detailStochastic rotational stability of tower cranes under gusty winds
Vanvinckenroye, Hélène ULiege; Denoël, Vincent ULiege

in Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (2016)

This work aims to study the rotational stability of a tower crane left free to rotate. Indeed, in case of important wind velocities, small oscillations can increase and build up into autorotations due to ... [more ▼]

This work aims to study the rotational stability of a tower crane left free to rotate. Indeed, in case of important wind velocities, small oscillations can increase and build up into autorotations due to autoparametric excitation of the structure. Many references in the literature describe the limit between oscillation and autorotation for simple cases like the deterministic pendulum and evidence the importance of the Hamiltonian of a system on its stability. In this context the susceptibility of the structure to this dynamical instability is characterized by the average time necessary to reach a given energy barrier departing from an initial energy level. This first passage time is the solution of the Pontryagin equation and is approached by an asymptotic expansion. First- and second-order terms are calculated as well as the boundary layer solution providing a correction when the initial energy is close to the barrier level. [less ▲]

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See detailVerification of analytical and numerical tools - Deliverable D.5b - Robustimpact
Hoffmann, Nadine; Kuhlmann, Ulrike; Vanvinckenroye, Hélène ULiege et al

Report (2016)

The numerical recalculation performed on the slab, beam and joint tests as well as the analytical recalculation of these tests have been employed as support for the experimental investigations represented ... [more ▼]

The numerical recalculation performed on the slab, beam and joint tests as well as the analytical recalculation of these tests have been employed as support for the experimental investigations represented within the previous chapter. In particular, numerical and analytical analysis have been performed to design the experimental test and the test setup for the symmetric and the asymmetric 3D test performed by UTRE. For the 2D-frame tests a numerical simulation was performed and the analytical model was validated. In addition to the recalculation of the experimental investigations on composite joints some parameters were varied in order to evaluate the influence on the behavior of the composite joints. Furthermore an analytical approach to predict the response of joints subjected to M-N-loading was investigated. In addition, analytical calculations have been performed in order to predict the results of the static and dynamic experimental tests. [less ▲]

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See detailDetailed results of the experimental tests - Deliverable D.5a - Robustimpact
Hoffmann, Nadine; Kuhlmann, Ulrike; Vanvinckenroye, Hélène ULiege et al

Report (2016)

At the Institute for Steel Structures crash tests on columns were carried out to investigate the dynamic response of the member during the impact as well as the dynamic interaction of the member with the ... [more ▼]

At the Institute for Steel Structures crash tests on columns were carried out to investigate the dynamic response of the member during the impact as well as the dynamic interaction of the member with the surrounding structure. The tests' campaign planned by the Università degli Studi di Trento comprises of: - two full-scale tests on 3D specimens representative of the reference buildings; From two reference structures selected as cases study two representative substructures characterised by the same overall dimensions but by a symmetric and an asymmetric configuration (i.e., column layout), respectively, have been identified. The substructures, built in laboratory, are tested reproducing the collapse of a central column. The aim of the tests is to investigate the influence of the biaxial membrane effect associated with the concrete slab in a framed structure when the collapse of a column happens. - 20 tensile tests on T-stubs related to the beam-to-column joint adopted in the reference structures and in the full-scale specimens. T-stubs associated to both the column (10 specimens) and the end-plate (10 specimens) are tested. The tests are performed at two different loading speeds aiming at investigating the influence of strain rate effects on the joint performance, with particular reference to the deformation capacity. As a reference, also quasi-static tests are planned. At the Institute of Structural Design experimental tests were carried out investigating the behaviour of 2D-frames under a column loss. In addition the behaviour of composite joints under high speed loading was examined. Within the framework of the project, two tests on composite frames were tested as well as four tests on composite joints. The 2D substructure tests planned at USTUTT have the objective to evaluate the benefit of the concrete slab compared to the behaviour of the composite frame structure concerning the development of a membrane effect. For this purpose, the results of the composite frame tests will be compared to the 3D substructure tests performed at UTRE. Therefore, the test specimens of the 2D substructure tests are adapted to the 3D substructure tests. In order to compare also the results of the composite joint tests to the behaviour of the frames and to observe the influence of the joints on each other the test specimens for the joint tests are also adapted to the frame tests. Experimental impact tests were planned at the University of Liege (ULg): 22 tests on beam-to-column joints with 5 different joint configurations and 22 tests on column base joints with 4 different joint configurations. One of the objectives of the performed study was to propose realistic joints and column bases which could fit with the laboratory facilities of ULg, what induced a downscaling of the dimension of the members in comparison to the dimension of the ones met in the reference building. With the designed specimens, it is possible to investigate the response of different joint components under impact loading, for different levels of energy (small, medium and high levels), and to compare this response to the one obtained through a static test to highlight the dynamic effects. These static tests are performed for each type of specimens and will be used to clearly determine the different level of energy to be used for the impact tests. The general test setup for all tests was derived in Work Package 3 and can be found in the deliverable D.4.1 [18] of the project. [less ▲]

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See detailMonte Carlo Simulations of Autorotative Dynamics of a Simple Tower Crane Model
Vanvinckenroye, Hélène ULiege; Denoël, Vincent ULiege

in Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Wind Engineering (2015)

The increasing number of crane accidents recorded over the last years might be understood as a need for progress on crane modeling. The induced risk of self-excited vibrations has already been ... [more ▼]

The increasing number of crane accidents recorded over the last years might be understood as a need for progress on crane modeling. The induced risk of self-excited vibrations has already been investigated through numerous experiments. This work presents a simple numerical model of a crane in a turbulent wind field, in order to support the available experimental approaches. First, the problem is defined with the necessary assumptions of the model. Second, the equation of motion is developed and wind characteristics are detailed. This equation presents several specificities requiring dedicated resolution methods. In a first analysis, the crane model is simplified in order to approach the behavior of the parametric pendulum and enable a general comparison of both responses. Indeed, the parametric pendulum is a well-known problem that is already widely described in the literature. In a second step, the response of the crane is studied under a realistic stochastic wind load with the full model. [less ▲]

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See detailÉtude du mouvement autorotatif des grues sous vent turbulent
Vanvinckenroye, Hélène ULiege

Master's dissertation (2014)

This work aims to study the motion of tower cranes subjected to turbulent wind. Tower cranes are structures composed of a rigid mast and a rotating jig. The jig may exhibit autorotations that could lead ... [more ▼]

This work aims to study the motion of tower cranes subjected to turbulent wind. Tower cranes are structures composed of a rigid mast and a rotating jig. The jig may exhibit autorotations that could lead to partial or total collapse of the structure. The crane is modeled by a single degree-of-freedom oscillator assuming a perfectly rigid jig rotating around a fixed point representing the jig-mast connection. In case of a unidirectional and spatially uniform velocity field, the problem presents strong similarities with a vertically excited pendulum. Three models are developed. The first one focuses on the behavior of the jig under some simplified assumptions, as a unidirectional and spatially uniform velocity field. This model aims to understand the behavior of the crane with a limited number of parameters. Depending on the shape of the velocity field, the response of the structure is characterized by the variance of the angular position and velocity, the percentage of autorotations, etc. In case of a deterministic and periodic wind velocity, the stability of the jig is represented in the amplitude-frequency parameter space and instability lobes can be highlighted for characteristic frequencies of the sollicitation. The intermediate and complete models raise the assumptions of the first model and define a realistic wind field characterized by its power spectral density. The stochastic process is studied thanks to Monte Carlo simulations. [less ▲]

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