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Seismic retrofit using passive control
Author(s): Simon Kim; Enzo D'Amore
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Paper Abstract

This paper is a case study of a six-story welded moment resisting steel frame (WMRSF) building in the Los Angeles area, which had been shaken during the Northridge earthquake. The objective of study was to assess and compare the effectiveness of seismic retrofit techniques using passive energy dissipation systems. An analytical model of the uncontrolled structure was first defined to perform nonlinear time history analyses under a selection of historic earthquakes. The structure was then retrofitted with rate- dependent and rate-independent supplemental damping devices, and the effectiveness of various damping systems were evaluated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3325, Smart Structures and Materials 1998: Smart Systems for Bridges, Structures, and Highways, (17 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.310608
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Simon Kim, Biggs Cardosa Associates, Inc. (United States)
Enzo D'Amore, Univ. degli Studi di Reggio Calabria (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3325:
Smart Structures and Materials 1998: Smart Systems for Bridges, Structures, and Highways
S.-C. Liu, Editor(s)

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