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Structural Engineering and Mechanics
  Volume 45, Number 1, January10 2013, pages 095-110
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/sem.2013.45.1.095
 


Optimum time history analysis of SDOF structures using free scale of Haar wavelet
S.H. Mahdavi and S. Shojaee

 
Abstract
    In the recent decade, practical of wavelet technique is being utilized in various domain of science. Particularly, engineers are interested to the wavelet solution method in the time series analysis. Fundamentally, seismic responses of structures against time history loading such as an earthquake, illustrates optimum capability of systems. In this paper, a procedure using particularly discrete Haar wavelet basis functions is introduced, to solve dynamic equation of motion. In the proposed approach, a straightforward formulation in a fluent manner is derived from the approximation of the displacements. For this purpose, Haar operational matrix is derived and applied in the dynamic analysis. It\'s free-scaled matrix converts differential equation of motion to the algebraic equations. It is shown that accuracy of dynamic responses relies on, access of load in the first step, before piecewise analysis added to the technique of equation solver in the last step for large scale of wavelet. To demonstrate the effectiveness of this scheme, improved formulations are extended to the linear and nonlinear structural dynamic analysis. The validity and effectiveness of the developed method is verified with three examples. The results were compared with those from the numerical methods such as Duhamel integration, Runge-Kutta and Wilson-
 
Key Words
    dynamic analysis; numerical approximation; Haar wavelet; operational matrix
 
Address
S.H. Mahdavi: Department of Civil Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Kerman Branch, Kerman, Iran
S. Shojaee: Department of Civil Engineering, Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran
 

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