publication . Thesis . 2007

Using Incremental Dynamic Analysis to Visualize the Effects of Viscous Fluid Dampers on Steel Moment Frame Drift

Kruep, Stephanie Jean;
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  • Published: 03 Jul 2007
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
Abstract
This thesis presents the details of a study regarding both the use of linear viscous fluid dampers in controlling the interstory drift in steel moment frames, and the use of incremental dynamic analysis as a method of visualizing the behavior of these moment frames when subjected to seismic load effects. Models of three story and nine story steel moment frames were designed to meet typical strength requirements for office buildings in Seattle, Washington. These models were intentionally designed to violate seismic interstory drift restrictions to test the ability of the linear viscous fluid dampers to reduce these drifts to the point of code compliance. Dampers ...
Subjects
free text keywords: steel structures, seismic design, damping, drift, incremental dynamic analysis, passive energy, structural dynamics
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