This paper presents the results of an exhaustive parametric analysis which compares the performances offered by various systems (which lead to both classical and non classical damping matrices) of added viscous dampers in shear type structures. The aim of the research work here presented is the identification of the system of added viscous dampers which maximizes the dissipative properties under an equal “total size” constraint. The choice of the systems of added viscous dampers considered in the comparison is carried out both using a physically based approach (based upon the properties of classically damped systems) and a numerical approach (based upon the use of genetic algorithms). The comparison is carried out through the numerical evaluation of the dynamic response of representative shear-type structures to both stochastic and recorded earthquake inputs. The results indicate that a damping system based upon the mass proportional damping component of the Rayleigh viscous damping matrix (referred to as MPD system) is capable of optimising simultaneously a number of different performance indexes, providing the best “overall” damping performances. The MPD system is characterised by viscous dampers (a) which connect each floor to a fixed point and (b) which are sized proportionally to the corresponding floor mass.

PHYSICAL AND NUMERICAL APPROACHES FOR THE OPTIMAL INSERTION OF SEISMIC VISCOUS DAMPERS IN SHEAR-TYPE STRUCTURES / Silvestri S.; Trombetti T.. - In: JOURNAL OF EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING. - ISSN 1363-2469. - STAMPA. - 11:(2007), pp. 787-828. [10.1080/13632460601034155]

PHYSICAL AND NUMERICAL APPROACHES FOR THE OPTIMAL INSERTION OF SEISMIC VISCOUS DAMPERS IN SHEAR-TYPE STRUCTURES

SILVESTRI, STEFANO;TROMBETTI, TOMASO
2007

Abstract

This paper presents the results of an exhaustive parametric analysis which compares the performances offered by various systems (which lead to both classical and non classical damping matrices) of added viscous dampers in shear type structures. The aim of the research work here presented is the identification of the system of added viscous dampers which maximizes the dissipative properties under an equal “total size” constraint. The choice of the systems of added viscous dampers considered in the comparison is carried out both using a physically based approach (based upon the properties of classically damped systems) and a numerical approach (based upon the use of genetic algorithms). The comparison is carried out through the numerical evaluation of the dynamic response of representative shear-type structures to both stochastic and recorded earthquake inputs. The results indicate that a damping system based upon the mass proportional damping component of the Rayleigh viscous damping matrix (referred to as MPD system) is capable of optimising simultaneously a number of different performance indexes, providing the best “overall” damping performances. The MPD system is characterised by viscous dampers (a) which connect each floor to a fixed point and (b) which are sized proportionally to the corresponding floor mass.
2007
PHYSICAL AND NUMERICAL APPROACHES FOR THE OPTIMAL INSERTION OF SEISMIC VISCOUS DAMPERS IN SHEAR-TYPE STRUCTURES / Silvestri S.; Trombetti T.. - In: JOURNAL OF EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING. - ISSN 1363-2469. - STAMPA. - 11:(2007), pp. 787-828. [10.1080/13632460601034155]
Silvestri S.; Trombetti T.
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