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2013 (Vol. 5, Issue: 06)
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Effect of Dampers on Seismic Demand of Short Period Structures in Soft Sites

Nazzal S. Armouti
Corresponding Author:  Nazzal S. Armouti 

Key words:  Ductility, force reduction, power spectral density, , , ,
Vol. 5 , (06): 2203-2211
Submitted Accepted Published
August 09, 2012 September 03, 2012 February 21, 2013

Seismic behavior of short period structures with dampers founded on soft soil is investigated. A Single bay frame with diagonal damper that represents short period structures is evaluated in response to the excitation of a set of earthquake records. The frame system is modeled as a Generalized Single Degree of Freedom System, and is subjected to five earthquake records representative of soft site conditions. The relationship between the force modification factor and the global ductility demand for short period structures founded on soft soil, in the presence of dampers, tends to approach those of long period ones. Compared with seismic demand under general site conditions, short period structures founded on soft soil show higher seismic demand and high sensitivity to earthquake excitations. Similar to seismic demand in general site conditions, and except for period of 0.1 sec, short period structures in soft sites with dampers having damping ratios higher than 20% tend to keep the structural response in the elastic range even for high values of force reductions. Seismic code provisions should be revised to account for short period effect under seismic excitation.
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Nazzal S. Armouti, 2013. Effect of Dampers on Seismic Demand of Short Period Structures in Soft Sites.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 5(06): 2203-2211.
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