Viscoelastomeric Connections in Seismic Structures

by Z. A. Kemeny, Lorant Group, Phoenix, United States,
L. Homor, Lorant Group, Phoenix, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Lifeline Earthquake Engineering


Nonlinear Kelvin and Maxwell impedances connect lumped masses to form arbitrary networks. Viscoelastomer-steel composite moment connections are modeled similarly, using auxiliary masses, to form composite impedances for inclusion into the model. The general solution is presented and illustrated by comparing simulated base and floor isolation responses of a building.

Subject Headings: Earthquake resistant structures | Connections (structural) | Base isolation | Steel structures | Seismic tests | Concrete structures | Composite structures

Services: Buy this book/Buy this article


Return to search