Inelastic Seismic Response of Building with Friction Damper

Susanta Banerjee, Sanjaya K. Patro

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Dampers are used to control response of structure in recent years. Seismic response is reduced by adding energy dissipation capacity to the building. Dampers are provided to dissipate energy to reduce the damages on buildings. Relative displacement of two floors are opposed by damper elements. Dampers dissipate energy with no or little degradation in strength and stiffness. This work presents the response of structure with energy dissipation device i.e. friction damper built on soft soil when the structure is subjected to a ground motion. Parameters that influence strength and stiffness of structure and energy dissipating device are studied. Response of structure with energy dissipating device is analyzed and it is shown that building with damper shows better performance during earthquake. Building structures are designed using results from elastic analysis, though inelastic behavior well observed during the earthquake. Actual response of the structure can be estimated in the inelastic range by using nonlinear structural analysis programs. Inelastic Damage indices of structural component, overall building are computed by formulating Modified Park and Ang model. Nonlinear analysis program IDARC 2D is used for modeling and analysis. Modeling of friction damper is done using a Wen–Bouc model without stiffness and strength or strength degradation. These devices are modeled with an axial diagonal element. Pseudo force approach is introduced to consider the forces in damper elements, that is, forces in damper elements are subtracted from external load vector. Smooth hysteretic model is used to model response of friction dampers. Nonlinear dynamic analysis is carried out using Newmark-Beta integration method and the pseudo-force method. Damaged state of structure is obtained to observe whether elements are cracked, yielded or failed during analysis. Response parameters such as lateral floor displacement, storey drift, base shear are also computed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-404
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series A
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Architecture
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Mechanical Engineering


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