Mitigating seismic response of shear wall structures using embedded dampers

Marko, Julius, Thambiratnam, David P., & Perera, Nimal J. (2006) Mitigating seismic response of shear wall structures using embedded dampers. The Structural Engineer, 84(1).


This paper presents a study on mitigating the seismic response of shear wall structures by using dampers strategically located within them. The stiffness of the cut out section of the shear wall is replaced by the stiffness and damping of the device. Friction, Viscoelastic and Hybrid dampers in different configurations and at different locations are used to evaluate the peak deflections and accelerations, under several earthquake records. Results from this conceptual study have demonstrated the feasibility of using these dampers to mitigate the adverse seismic effects of these structures, even under resonant conditions.

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ID Code: 4241
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Structural Engineering (090506)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Institution of Structural Engineers and (The authors)
Deposited On: 06 Jun 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:12

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