This paper describes a study for the seismic assessment and rehabilitation of an existing RC hospital building using fluid-viscous dampers. The structure, located in Italy, was built in the earlier 70s and it was designed without considering the seismic action. Due to a change in the seismic classification of the territory, the location is now classified as a seismic zone. The building is characterized by eight storeys and by an asymmetric “T” shaped plan. The seismic assessment of the structure was performed by developing a non-linear model and by applying pushover procedures. The structural response was evaluated in the framework of multi-level performance based approach. The analyses showed that the existing structure is not adequate to sustain the design seismic actions. The considered retrofit strategy is based on the insertion of non-linear fluid-viscous dampers at each storey. Two options were examined for the rehabilitation: introduction of supplemental dampers only and combination of dampers and new shear walls. The design of the damping system was performed according to a procedure based on energy criteria and considering the non-linear behaviour of the structure. Moreover, due to the irregular configuration of the building, the design of the damping system was extended considering the spatial model and different vibration modes.

Design method for the rehabilitation of an existing RC hospital building with viscous dampers

DIOTALLEVI, PIER PAOLO;LANDI, LUCA;
2009

Abstract

This paper describes a study for the seismic assessment and rehabilitation of an existing RC hospital building using fluid-viscous dampers. The structure, located in Italy, was built in the earlier 70s and it was designed without considering the seismic action. Due to a change in the seismic classification of the territory, the location is now classified as a seismic zone. The building is characterized by eight storeys and by an asymmetric “T” shaped plan. The seismic assessment of the structure was performed by developing a non-linear model and by applying pushover procedures. The structural response was evaluated in the framework of multi-level performance based approach. The analyses showed that the existing structure is not adequate to sustain the design seismic actions. The considered retrofit strategy is based on the insertion of non-linear fluid-viscous dampers at each storey. Two options were examined for the rehabilitation: introduction of supplemental dampers only and combination of dampers and new shear walls. The design of the damping system was performed according to a procedure based on energy criteria and considering the non-linear behaviour of the structure. Moreover, due to the irregular configuration of the building, the design of the damping system was extended considering the spatial model and different vibration modes.
Atti del XIII Convegno Nazionale L'Ingegneria Sismica in Italia, ANIDIS
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P. P. Diotallevi; L. Landi; A. Busca
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