Safety Improvement of Earthquake Loaded Structures Application of Semi-Active Control in Multi-Storey Buildings

by G. Hirsch, Inst fuer Leichtbau, Germany,
A. Kleine-Tebbe, Inst fuer Leichtbau, Germany,
A. Winkler, Inst fuer Leichtbau, Germany,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Safety and Reliability


This paper presents the studies for development of a new concept of aseismic design of structures. Basis of that engineering will be a structural optimization including elastic supported floors of the building, optimum tuned to different vibration modes to reduce the response by means of semi-active control technique. In order to verify the theoretical research the semi-active control experiment was conducted on the SAMSON shaking table. The tests have been performed with different earthquake transient input functions.

Subject Headings: Structural safety | Earthquakes | Seismic loads | Structural control | Mid-rise buildings | Earthquake resistant structures | Load and resistance factor design | Building design

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