Sub-Structure Pseudo-Dynamic Response Test of a Pseudo-Elastic Bracing System Made of Shape Memory Alloy
This paper deals with shape memory alloy. As a first step to assess the applicability of this kind of alloy in a structural system, a tension bar made of this kind of alloy that exhibits pseudo-elasticity at room temperature is used herein as a passive bracing system. This paper describes sub-structure pseudo-dynamic tests on pseudo-elastic bracing system with hysteretic damper. A pseudo-elastic bracing system is better to be used with other hysteretic elements such as a hysteretic damper. A damper provides energy dissipation within small displacement levels, and a pseudo-elastic bracing system works in turn as a back-up/fail-safe system when an accidental failure of damper or damper interface occurs, and also it helps to pull back the structure to the original position by uninstalling the damper after earthquake.
Young-Jin Kim, Dong-Ho Bae and Yun-Jae Kim
K. Ohi and J. H. Choi, "Sub-Structure Pseudo-Dynamic Response Test of a Pseudo-Elastic Bracing System Made of Shape Memory Alloy ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 297-300, pp. 628-634, 2005