Improving the Dynamic Behavior of Adjacent Buildings with Fluid Viscous Dampers

  •  Solmaz Yaghobzadeh    


Explained ways to strengthen structures against lateral dynamic loads can be divided into two broad categories. The first part is the structural systems for controlling seismic displacement and second part is the use of applying systems of control forces. Response mechanism of structures using control systems are improved and greatly reduce the risks of damage caused by earthquakes.

Today the use of these control systems in buildings have been increased and it’s important to reduce vibration of structures is felt more than ever. As well as to improve the dynamic behavior of nearby buildings, control systems can be installed between adjacent buildings as activated, semi-active and inactivated systems. The main purpose of this study is the use of control systems in two similar adjacent buildings to reduce the entire system response which will be the analytical study of the impact of viscous dampers to control system performance.

In order to analysis of modeling to improve the dynamic behavior of different adjacent buildings connected with dampers, two models of the original sample will be examined in this article. All examples are different from each other and to elicit response analysis and time history software SAP 2000was used. According to the results the effect of fluid viscous dampers for tall buildings compared shorter building, is less. Also, these dampers for adjacent buildings with different heights than buildings with same height are more effective.

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