Development of Innovative Lateral Resistance Systems Featuring Earthquake-Protective Dampers


Several conventional structural systems require sufficient retrofitting design procedures, improvements, and reconstructions to withstand lateral loads and to decrease the occurrence of damage. High strength capacity and ductility for seismic lateral resisting systems improve the structural vulnerabilities and limit damage concentrations in areas subject to seismic conditions. Several types and shapes of structural systems with appropriate ductility and energy dissipation features are currently established as structural fuses to enhance the general performance of the structures and decrease seismic ramifications. To enhance the energy dissipation performance and concentration of the inelasticity, improving the ductile behavior and limiting the unpredictable accumulation of plastic strains is essential. The conventional eccentrically braced systems are examined and reestablished, and the effects of shear fuses used in high-rise buildings are investigated for prototype buildings by implementing the verified simulations. Next, seismic protective fuse systems with innovative dampers consisting of several butterfly-shaped shear links are established. Ultimately, the design guidelines are established based on the conventional eccentrically braced frames (EBFs), which are redesigned with the use of noble seismic protective fuses, and the hysteretic behavior is obtained and compared accordingly.




Farzampour, A.; Mansouri, I.; Mortazavi, S.J.; Retzepis, E.; Kaloop, M.R.; Hu, J.-W. Development of Innovative Lateral Resistance Systems Featuring Earthquake-Protective Dampers. Appl. Sci. 2023, 13, 3852.