Fully stressed seismic design of dampers in framed structures

Robert Levy, Oren Lavan

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This paper presents an efficient and practical procedure for the optimal design of added damping in framed structures. The total added damping is minimized while inter-story performance indices for linear and nonlinear structures are chosen and restricted to allowable values under the excitation of an ensemble of realistic ground motion records. Optimality criteria are formulated based on fully stressed characteristics of the optimal solution and a simple analysis/redesign procedure is proposed for attaining optimal designs. Results of three examples presented compare well to those obtained using formal gradient based optimization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Engineering Structures, Mechanics and Construction
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings o an International Conference on Advances in Engineering Structures, Mechanics and Construction, Held in Waterloo, Ontar
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSolid Mechanics and its Applications
ISSN (Print)0925-0042

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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