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Author(s):  
S. P. Kotecha

Damping performs essential function in format of earthquake resistant structures, which lower the change of the shape when they are subjected to lateral loads or earthquake. In the existing study fluid viscous dampers (FVD) are used to consider the response of RCC buildings on sloping ground. The important challenge of a structure is to endure the lateral loads and switch them to the foundation and to control the story displacement. In order to make structure earthquake resistant, (FVD) have been used. The building is modeled in ETAB 2018 and modeled with different location of FVD. After the study results show building with fluid viscous dampers (FVD) at diagonal bracing shows better performance.


2022 ◽  
Vol 2022 ◽  
pp. 1-14
Author(s):  
Qihui Peng ◽  
Wen-ming Cheng ◽  
Peng Guo ◽  
Hongyu Jia

Assessing the seismic performance of the gantry crane is significant since the structure is more vulnerable to earthquakes with the increase in size and lifting weight capacity. This paper aims to investigate the seismic response of the gantry crane incorporating near-field ground motions using incremental dynamic and endurance time analysis (IDA and ETA) methods. To model the structure accurately, a nonlinear finite element model of the gantry crane considering the viscoelastic effect is developed in the OpenSees platform. Then, the IDA method is also carried out for a comparison with the ETA method. The results of the two methods are consistent with a correlation of 93.9% while the computational demand of the ETA method is much less than those of the IDA method. To study further, both the seismic incident angle and the application of viscous dampers using the Maxwell model are analyzed and discussed in detail. The results show that seismic incident angle has a distinct influence on the maximum seismic displacement and viscous dampers can significantly reduce the seismic demand of the gantry crane. These findings support the seismic design of gantry cranes and evaluate the structural seismic performance efficiently.


2021 ◽  
Vol 12 (1) ◽  
pp. 189
Author(s):  
Sihui Jia ◽  
Mingzhang Luo

Viscous dampers are a type of seismic damping equipment widely used in high-rise buildings and bridges. However, the viscosity of the damping fluid inside the viscous damper will change over time during its use, which significantly reduces the seismic performance of the viscous damper. Hence, it is necessary to monitor the viscosity of the fluid inside the damper over its service life. In this paper, a damping fluid viscosity monitoring method based on wireless impedance measurement technology is proposed. A piezoelectric sensor is installed in a damper cylinder specimen, and the viscosity of the damping fluid is determined by measuring the piezoelectric impedance value of the sensor. In this study, 10 samples of damping fluids with different viscosities are tested. In order to quantitatively correlate damping fluid viscosity and electrical impedance, a viscosity index (VI) based on the root mean square deviation (RMSD) is proposed. The experimental results show that the variation of the real part in the impedance signal can qualitatively determine the damping fluid viscosity while the proposed VI can effectively and quantitatively identify the damping fluid viscosity.


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