Investigation of PTMD System Affected by Parkfield Near-Field Earthquake

  •  Ali Vatanshenas    


Earthquake is considered as the main destructive and collapsing factor of structures in near-fault zones, so design new structures and retrofitting existing structures in order to decrease structural responses is an unavoidable matter. One of the structural response reduction methods is using of TMDs. In this paper, a two-dimensional 10-storey steel structure as three structural models without PTMD, with a PTMD at the highest level and ten PTMDs with different characteristics at all levels with the Modal-FNA time-history analysis method under acceleration records with directivity and without directivity of Parkfield 2004 earthquake at the angle of the maximum acceleration response in the first mode period of structure after rotating the acceleration records at the station with directivity and its corresponding angle at the station without directivity were compared to each other in terms of the roof displacement, the input energy and the base shear. It was observed that the structure behavior in the case of using only one PTMD is better, but in the case where ten PTMDs with relative smaller masses were used compared to the case where only one PTMD was used is also with roof displacement reduction.

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