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Numerical Simulation Of Structures Equipped With Friction Energy Dissipation Devices Subjected To Seismic Load

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ERES010251

Volume

57

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

731 kb

Author(s)

S.T. De la Cruz, F. Lopez-Almansa, L. Bouo, L. Pujades

Abstract

Numerical simulation of structures equipped with friction energy dissipation devices subjected to seismic load S.T. De la Cruz *, F. Lopez-Almansa \ L. Bozzo\ L. Pujades* * Technical University of Catalonia, Geotechnical Engineering and Geosciences Dept., Spain * Technical University of Catalonia, Architecture Structures Dept., Spain * University of Girona, Industrial Engineering Dept., Spain. ^Technical University of Catalonia, Geotechnical Engineering and Geosciences Dept., Spain. Abstract The safety and the prevention of collapsing of buildings designed for inhabitation have been two of the major concerns of humanity since the early times. For this, since the early 70's various devices have been designed to give an amount of extra damping to structures, such as: metallic, visco-elastic and frictional devices. These latter have proved to be adequate and cheap. For this and other reasons, this paper deals with the numerical simulation of structures equipped with friction energy d

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