A comparison of viscous damper placement methods for improving seismic building design
Whittle, J. K., Williams, M. S., Karavasilis, Theodore L. and Blakeborough, A. (Anthony). (2012) A comparison of viscous damper placement methods for improving seismic building design. Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Vol.16 (No.4). pp. 540-560. ISSN 1363-2469Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13632469.2011.653864
This article compares the effectiveness of five viscous damper placement techniques, two standard and three advanced, for reducing seismic performance objectives, including peak interstory drifts, absolute accelerations, and residual drifts. The techniques are evaluated statistically for two steel moment-resisting frames under varying seismic hazard levels, employing linear viscous dampers and nonlinear time history analyses. Usability of the methods is also assessed. All the placement methods meet the desired drift limit but advanced techniques achieve additional improvement in drift reduction and distribution. Performance differences between the advanced techniques are minor, making usability a significant selection factor amongst the methods.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Engineering|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Earthquake Engineering|
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis Ltd.|
|Number of Pages:||21|
|Page Range:||pp. 540-560|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||University of Oxford, National Science Foundation (U.S.) (NSF)|
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