Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering

ISSN: 2165-784X

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Prediction Method of Maximum Seismic Response for Vibration Control Steel Frames With Scaling-Frame Device Installed


Akinobu Kano, Hideaki Azu, Takumi Ito, Donghung Wu, Takashi Nagumo and Haruhiko Hirata

The innovated vibration control device called as scaling frame ಯSFರ structure has been proposed by the authors, and the SF structures are applied to low-rise wooden structures already. This paper aims to investigate the applicability of SF structure on steel frames. Herein, SF structure consists of beam-column frame, diagonal bracing, and SF device ಯSFDರ installed, and SFD is made of Steel or aluminum. And vibration energy is absorbed by the plastic behavior of the diagonal deformation of SF device. In previous study, the experimental study on SFD and steel frame specimen with SFD installed were conducted to clarify the seismic response and seismic mitigation effect. And also, from observation of test results, analytical method has been suggested. From the comparison of test results, the proposed method shows good agreements with test results. Furthermore, the enormous past studies have suggested prediction method of maximum seismic response of vibration control frames. So this study aim to develop the prediction method of seismic response on vibration controlled steel frames with SFD installed, and the simple design procedure can be provided. The first, the simplified restoring force characteristics which can chase the test results is applied on prediction method procedure. So the prediction method is reformulated to adapt the bilinear model and strain hardening rule. The time history response analysis is performed to investigate the applicability and effectiveness. From the comparison of analysis results and predictions, it is confirmed that the proposed prediction method shows enough accuracy.


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