Study on Reliability of Structure with Energy Dissipation Dampers
In this paper, Kanai-Tajimi spectrum as earthquake random excitation is applied. A Structure with Viscoelastic Dampers is analyzed by random method and reliability of energy dissipation is presented. The effect of energy dissipation of viscoelastic dampers added to building is studied under four working situations. The result of calculation indicates that the reliability of energy dissipation will be higher if more dampers are installed. Supposing that the quantity of dampers is fixed, the reliability of energy dissipation will be decrescent if energy dissipation degree is larger. If the reliability of energy dissipation is fixed, the dampers parameter is the determinant factor.
Z. Q. Bai et al., "Study on Reliability of Structure with Energy Dissipation Dampers", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 383-390, pp. 6396-6403, 2012