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The Seismic Response Of Damped Frames Using Different Dissipative Braces: A Parametric Study

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ERES990261

Volume

41

Pages

12

Published

1999

Size

972 kb

Author(s)

A. Vulcano & F. Mazza

Abstract

A comparative study is carried out with reference to damped braced frames equipped with different kinds of dissipative devices. For this purpose the nonlinear seismic analysis of a single-degree-of-freedom system whose prop- erties are suitably assumed to represent a damped braced frame is carried out. The effects produced by the dissipative braces on the ductility demand for the framed structure are evaluated assuming different properties of the frame members, braces and dissipative devices. Aspects concerning the be- haviour and modelling of the dissipative braces are discussed. 1 Introduction In the conventional aseismic design it is accepted that structures can with- stand strong ground motions by mainly undergoing inelastic deformations. However, the structural damage is oft

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