The wind-excited vibration of structures induce fluctuating stresses around mean deformation states that lead to fatigue damage accumulation and can determine structural failure without exceeding design wind actions. This paper proposes a mathematical model aimed at deriving a histogram of the stress cycles, the accumulated damage and the fatigue life of slender vertical structures (e.g. towers, chimneys, poles and masts) in alongwind vibrations. The formulation, integrally in closed form, is based on a probabilistic counting cycle method inspired by narrow-band processes. An example illustrates the proposed procedure and shows, through the comparison with Monte Carlo simulations, the entity of the approximations involved by treating the response as narrow-banded instead of broad-banded.
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|Titolo:||Dynamic alongwind fatigue of slender structures|
|Autori interni:||REPETTO, MARIA PIA|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2001|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 - Articolo su rivista|