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Effects of using hysteretic dampers for asymmetric frame structures on its earthquakes responses
Author(s): Tadamichi Yamashita; Yoichi Mukai; Eizaburo Tachibana; Masami Hanai
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, an emphasis is put on investigations for effectiveness of hysteretic dampers introduced to stiffness and strength asymmetric frame structures. To avoid large displacements caused by torsional responses at the flexible- edge of the structures, reductions of eccentricity are aimed on general designs of the asymmetric structures. The concepts of those structural design are based on what dynamic behaviors of building structures limited within elastic regions, so that, inelastic behaviors of stiffness and strength asymmetric frame structures are not considered sufficiently. To consider to inelastic behaviors of asymmetric frame structures by installing hysteretic dampers, numerical simulations are executed. As a result, it is assured that, by adequately locating of hysteretic dampers to the asymmetric frame structures, inelastic structural responses regarding to the maximum displacements can be reduced to the same level of those of symmetric frame structures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 November 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3241, Smart Materials, Structures, and Integrated Systems, (14 November 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.293507
Show Author Affiliations
Tadamichi Yamashita, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Yoichi Mukai, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Eizaburo Tachibana, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Masami Hanai, Kinki Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3241:
Smart Materials, Structures, and Integrated Systems
Alex Hariz; Vijay K. Varadan; Olaf Reinhold, Editor(s)

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