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Mathematical Modelling in Civil Engineering

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The Experimental Analysis Of An Innovative Yielding Metallic Damper

Vasile-Mircea Venghiac
  • „Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iaşi, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Building Services
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/ Mihai Budescu
  • „Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iaşi, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Building Services
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Published Online: 2015-07-10 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mmce-2015-0009

Abstract

One of the most destructive natural phenomena is the earthquake. These events destroy lives, goods and disrupt human activities. For this reason the anti-seismic protection of buildings is a very important and of interest subject in Civil Engineering. In the case of structures with a low seismic energy dissipation capacity (for example steel frame structures with Slimdek composite floors), this problem becomes more complicated due to the requirement of dampers. In this paper an experimental study is presented regarding an innovative yielding metallic energy dissipation device, proposed by the author. An experiment is carried out on a shake table. By studying the results from the experiments and from the previous carried out numerical analysis we can conclude that this device provides a high anti-seismic protection for this type of structures.

Keywords: anti-seismic design; energy dissipative column; hysteresis; Slimdek; composite floor

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Published Online: 2015-07-10

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Citation Information: Mathematical Modelling in Civil Engineering, ISSN (Online) 2066-6934, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mmce-2015-0009. Export Citation

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