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Dynamic Response of Zener-Modelled Linearly Viscoelastic Systems under Harmonic Excitation

The “Dunărea de Jos” University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Mechanics, 800008 Galați, Romania
Institute for Research for Constructions Equipment and Technologies—ICECON SA, 021652 Bucharest, Romania
NIRD URBAN-INCERC, 021652 Bucharest, Romania
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Symmetry 2019, 11(8), 1050;
Received: 27 June 2019 / Revised: 7 August 2019 / Accepted: 10 August 2019 / Published: 15 August 2019
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A comprehensive investigation, including analytical modelling, numerical analysis and experimental tests, has been carried out on many linear viscoelastic systems and structures. This approach is the result of research conducted by two research institutes, ICECON and INCERC Bucharest, from Romania. Thus, analyses were performed on the dynamic behaviour of composite viscoelastic materials, anti-vibration viscoelastic systems made of discrete physical devices, road structures consisting of layers of natural soil with mineral aggregates and asphalt mixtures, and mixed mechanic insulation systems for industrial vibrations formed of elastic and viscous devices. The objectives pursued were as follows: (a) providing a mass dosage of the mixture of earth (clay, sand, mineral aggregates, water, and stabilizer) in five variants; (b) carrying out a test run with a Bomag vibratory roller with variable vibration parameters; (c) Experimental evaluation of the vibration parameters and the force transmitted to the ground, correlated with the determination of the compaction layer; (d) use of methods of analysis for physic-mechanical and geotechnical parameters; (e) rheological and numerical modeling based on Zener schematics, so the consistency and veracity of the experimental data with the numerical simulation can be determined. Finally, a study is presented for a test track, where experimental and correlated input and response data are determined to validate the rheological model with a high loading rate. View Full-Text
Keywords: Zener model; dynamic response; dissipated energy; visco-elastic system Zener model; dynamic response; dissipated energy; visco-elastic system

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Bratu, P.; Dobrescu, C. Dynamic Response of Zener-Modelled Linearly Viscoelastic Systems under Harmonic Excitation. Symmetry 2019, 11, 1050.

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