Fluid Viscous Damper for Improving the Earthquake Resistance of Buildings

by M. C. Constantinou, State Univ of New York, Buffalo, United States,
M. D. Symans, State Univ of New York, Buffalo, United States,
D. P. Taylor, State Univ of New York, Buffalo, United States,



Abstract: Experimental results are presented which demonstrate that the use of fluid dampers as add-on devices in moment resisting frames substantially increases damping and reduces seismic story drifts, story shear forces, and floor accelerations.

Subject Headings: Drag (fluid dynamics) | Damping | Shear resistance | Shear stress | Frames | Shear forces | Earthquake resistant structures | Moment (mechanics)

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