A new replaceable hysteretic damper to better control seismic building damage consisting of two or more adjacent steel vertical elements connected to each other with continuous mild/low strength steel shear links, is proposed and investigated in this paper. New Dampers called Dissipative Columns (DC), continuously linked with X-shaped steel plates, provide additional stiffness and damping to a lateral system by using a basic and minimally invasive construction element: the column. Working in a way similar to coupled shear walls, the proposed element behavior is theoretically analyzed in linear and non-linear range. In fact, considering different restrained cases, a parametric analysis is developed in order both to evaluate the effect of the main geometrical and structural parameters and to provide the design capacity curves of this new damper. The DC can be considered as a new damping device easy to be installed to new as well to the existing buildings in order to protect them from seismic damage.

A new hysteretic dissipative column providing additional stiffness and damping

PALAZZO, Bruno;CASTALDO, PAOLO;MARINO, IVANA
2014

Abstract

A new replaceable hysteretic damper to better control seismic building damage consisting of two or more adjacent steel vertical elements connected to each other with continuous mild/low strength steel shear links, is proposed and investigated in this paper. New Dampers called Dissipative Columns (DC), continuously linked with X-shaped steel plates, provide additional stiffness and damping to a lateral system by using a basic and minimally invasive construction element: the column. Working in a way similar to coupled shear walls, the proposed element behavior is theoretically analyzed in linear and non-linear range. In fact, considering different restrained cases, a parametric analysis is developed in order both to evaluate the effect of the main geometrical and structural parameters and to provide the design capacity curves of this new damper. The DC can be considered as a new damping device easy to be installed to new as well to the existing buildings in order to protect them from seismic damage.
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