Title: Dual hysteretic damper system effective for broader class of earthquake ground motions

Authors: Takuma Shiomi; Kohei Fujita; Masaaki Tsuji; Izuru Takewaki

Addresses: Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyotodaigaku-Katsura, Nishikyo, Kyoto 615-8540, Japan ' Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyotodaigaku-Katsura, Nishikyo, Kyoto 615-8540, Japan ' Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyotodaigaku-Katsura, Nishikyo, Kyoto 615-8540, Japan ' Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyotodaigaku-Katsura, Nishikyo, Kyoto 615-8540, Japan

Abstract: This paper aims to develop a dual hysteretic damper (DHD) effective for a broader class of ground motions, which includes two level-oriented hysteretic dampers and a gap element. To reveal the influence of DHD parameters on the earthquake structure response, a closed-form solution is used for the maximum response of a single-degree-of-freedom system with DHD under the critical double impulse. An energy balance approach plays a central role in the derivation of such closed-form solution. A design process of DHD in a multi-degree-of-freedom system is proposed which is based on the sensitivity analysis. The transformation of earthquake ground motions into the double impulse overcomes the difficulty in the emergence of sensitive response variation to design parameters. It is demonstrated that DHD is effective for both small and large-amplitude input motions and the proposed system is applicable to recorded ground motions approximately. It is also verified through the comparison with the designs obtained by the Monte Carlo simulation and the genetic algorithm (GA) that the proposed design method is more effective and efficient than conventional methods.

Keywords: damping; hysteretic damper; dual use; double impulse; gap element; optimal design.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEIE.2018.093391

International Journal of Earthquake and Impact Engineering, 2018 Vol.2 No.3, pp.175 - 202

Available online: 25 Jun 2018 *

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