WIT Press

Passive Control Techniques In Earthquake Engineering

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SD950421

Volume

15

Pages

9

Published

1995

Size

817 kb

Author(s)

S. Kim

Abstract

Significant progress has been made in the development of passive control techniques in earthquake (EQ) engineering during the last two decades. Today, the most successful passive structural control technique in earthquake engineering is base isolation. Following the successful history of implementation of base isolation technology, passive energy dissipation devices are currently making inroads. In this paper a simple comparison of various passive control techniques is performed. This paper demonstrates the comparative merits of various techniques and assesses the effectiveness of passive control technology in mitigating seismic hazard for structures. 1 Introduction The effectiveness of various passive control methods is analytically assessed. First, a uncontrolled 2-Dimensional 3 story steel moment resisting frame is subjected to a series of earthquakes and its performance

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