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,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Engineering in Natural Hazards Mitigation

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: Damping | Drag (fluid dynamics) | Earthquakes | Shear resistance | Earthquake resistant structures | Frames | Load and resistance factor design | Moment (mechanics)

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