Torsion mitigation of existing asymmetric structures using damper

Building and Housing Research Centre
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Journal Article
Asian Journal of Civil Engineering (Building and Housing), 2012, 13 (6), pp. 821 - 840
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Many existing buildings are irregular in plan or elevation because of asymmetric placement of masonry infills. The stiffness of masonry infill is a considerable value relating to that of the structure. Produced torsion from eccentricity because of infill stiffness leads to extra forces and deformations in structural members and diaphragms. An appropriate alternative to solve this problem especially in existing buildings is using dampers. Dampers can enhance structural performance by reducing seismically induced lateral displacements and by reducing inelastic behavior of beams and columns. In this paper some simple models are used to show structural modeling and a conceptual discussion is presented on the numerical results. An accurate model for masonry infill has been used in structural model. Numerical results show the efficiency and high performance of added dampers to reduce the torsion effects in the structural elements.
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