Application of the Equivalent Static Analysis method to the design of a steel frame structure with added viscous dampers

Kabiri Far, Bardia (2016) Application of the Equivalent Static Analysis method to the design of a steel frame structure with added viscous dampers. [Laurea magistrale], Università di Bologna, Corso di Studio in Civil engineering [LM-DM270], Documento ad accesso riservato.
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All the structures designed by engineers are vulnerable to natural disasters including floods and earthquakes. The energy released during strong ground motions should be dissipated by structural elements. Before 1990’s, this energy was expected to be dissipated through the beams and columns which at the same time were a part of gravity-load-resisting system. However, the main disadvantage of this idea was that gravity-resisting-frame was not repairable. Hence, during 1990’s, the idea of designing passive energy dissipation systems, including dampers, emerged. At the beginning, main problem was lack of guidelines for passive energy dissipation systems. Although till 2000 many guidelines and procedures where published, yet most of them were based on complicated analysis which was not so convenient for engineers and practitioners. In order to solve this problem recently some alternative design methods are proposed including 1. Lopez Garcia (2001) simple procedure for optimal damper configuration in MDOF structures 2. Christopoulos and Filiatrault (2006) trial and error procedure 3. Silvestri et al. (2010) Five-Step Method. 4. Palermo et al. (2015) Direct Five-Step Method. 5. Palermo et al. (2016) Simplified Equivalent Static Analysis (ESA). In this study, effectiveness and differences between last three alternative methods have been evaluated.

Tipologia del documento
Tesi di laurea (Laurea magistrale)
Autore della tesi
Kabiri Far, Bardia
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Correlatore della tesi
Corso di studio
Ordinamento Cds
Parole chiave
Viscous Dampers,Five Step Method,Equivalent Static Analysis Procedure,Yielding Frames,Passive Energy Dissipation Systems
Data di discussione della Tesi
17 Giugno 2016

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