Developing a frictional vibration damper for low-rise steel buildings

J. Tabuchi, H. Hodzumi, M. Saeki

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Abstract

This paper describes the experimentally observed behavior of a new friction-based damping device which we have proposed. A harmonic excitation was applied to the device itself and to a small-scale 3-D structural model with the damping device attached. The test parameters were the model natural period, stiffness of the mounting bracket for the damping device, spring tension, and excitation frequency. The results of experiment and analysis revealed a relationship between these experimental variables and the damping effect in the range of natural periods corresponding to those observed in low-rise steel buildings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas - Stessa 2006
Pages771-776
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Event5th International Conference on Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas - Stessa 2006 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 2006 Aug 142006 Aug 17

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas - Stessa 2006

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas - Stessa 2006
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period06/8/1406/8/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture

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    Tabuchi, J., Hodzumi, H., & Saeki, M. (2006). Developing a frictional vibration damper for low-rise steel buildings. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas - Stessa 2006 (pp. 771-776). (Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas - Stessa 2006).