Equivalent viscous damping in direct displacement-based design of steel braced reinforced concrete frames

H. Ghaffarzadeh, A. Jafari, N. Talebian

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Abstract

Performance-based design method, particularly direct displacement-based design (DDBD) method, has been widely used for seismic design of structures. Estimation of equivalent viscous damping factor used to characterize the substitute structure for different structural systems is a dominant parameter in this design methodology. In this paper, results of experimental and numerical investigations performed for estimating the equivalent viscous damping in DDBD procedure of two lateral resistance systems, moment frames and braced moment frames, are presented. For these investigations, cyclic loading tests are conducted on scaled moment resisting frames with and without bracing. The experimental results are also used to calibrate full-scale numerical models. A numerical investigation is then conducted on a set of analytical moment resisting frames with and without bracing. The equivalent viscous damping and ductility of each analytical model are calculated from hysteretic responses. On the basis of analytical results, new equations are proposed for equivalent viscous damping as a function of ductility for reinforced concrete and steel braced reinforced concrete frames. As a result, the new equation is used in direct displacement-based design of a steel braced reinforced concrete frame.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)604-618
JournalThe Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings
Volume23
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014
Externally publishedYes

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