Amplification of Interstory Drift and Velocity for the Passive Control of Structural Vibrations
Mitigation of structural damage due to earthquake ground motion may be performed by inserting dampers in the structure. In order to enhance the damping effect various toggle brace configurations have been recently proposed. In this paper these equipments are analyzed in detail and compared with a new one here proposed. The analysis is performed by taking into account the inherent nonlinearities of the damper by means of stochastic analysis and validated by using time histories of recorder accelerograms and by the stochastic analysis using spectrum consistent power spectral density.
Pietro VINCENZINI and Fabio CASCIATI
M. Di Paola et al., "Amplification of Interstory Drift and Velocity for the Passive Control of Structural Vibrations", Advances in Science and Technology, Vol. 56, pp. 363-373, 2008