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Experimental study on the efficiency of tapered strip dampers for the seismic retrofitting of damaged non-ductile RC frames

Vafaei, Mohammadreza and Omar Sheikh, Abdirahman Mursal and Alih, Sophia C. (2019) Experimental study on the efficiency of tapered strip dampers for the seismic retrofitting of damaged non-ductile RC frames. Engineering Structures, 199 . p. 109601. ISSN 0141-0296

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2019.109601

Abstract

Many non-ductile reinforced concrete (RC) frames were significantly damaged in past earthquakes. Although demolishing of such damaged structures has become common practice, it results in a significant amount of economic loss. The efficiency of using tapered strip damper (TSD) for seismic retrofitting of damaged RC frames is investigated in this study. A full-scale one-bay single-story non-ductile RC frame was constructed and subjected to quasi-static cyclic loading until it reached its ultimate load. A specially designed TSD was used in retrofitting the damaged frame. The retrofitted frame was subjected to a similar cyclic loading, and its response was recorded. The experimental results are very similar to the analytically calculated values for the lateral stiffness and ultimate strength of the retrofitted frame. Besides, the retrofitted frame exhibited higher lateral strength and displacement capacity compared with the reference RC frame. Compared with the reference frame, the stiffness degradation of the retrofitted frame was slower, and its energy dissipation was superior. It was concluded that the employed TSD was effective in retrofitting the damaged non-ductile RC frame.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Damaged frame, Metallic damper
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:87396
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:08 Nov 2020 11:56
Last Modified:08 Nov 2020 11:56

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