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Msc Dissertation Final

Msc Dissertation Final

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Friction devices offer an effective solution for seismic rehabilitation for structures by
energy dissipating capabilities.
In this study, the effectiveness of friction devices are checked by numerical analysis,
using the commercially available software SAP2000 on a 3 storey reinforced concrete
frame structure by non – linear time history analysis using 4 different ground
motions, namely El – Centro, Kobe, Northridge and the Mexico, 3 of them being
modified to hit the structure as strong as possible in the means of frequency
content.
The monitored results are maximum inter – storey drifts at any time and any floor
level, structural damage, maximum top floor displacements and top floor
displacement time history graphs.
It is shown that, a structure designed with a behaviour factor of 6, retrofitted with
friction devices performed better compared to a structure designed with a behaviour
factor of 3 and the optimum yield force distribution is a characteristic that depends
on the structure, however lies in a range.
Friction devices offer an effective solution for seismic rehabilitation for structures by
energy dissipating capabilities.
In this study, the effectiveness of friction devices are checked by numerical analysis,
using the commercially available software SAP2000 on a 3 storey reinforced concrete
frame structure by non – linear time history analysis using 4 different ground
motions, namely El – Centro, Kobe, Northridge and the Mexico, 3 of them being
modified to hit the structure as strong as possible in the means of frequency
content.
The monitored results are maximum inter – storey drifts at any time and any floor
level, structural damage, maximum top floor displacements and top floor
displacement time history graphs.
It is shown that, a structure designed with a behaviour factor of 6, retrofitted with
friction devices performed better compared to a structure designed with a behaviour
factor of 3 and the optimum yield force distribution is a characteristic that depends
on the structure, however lies in a range.

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SEISMIC PERFOMANCE OF REINFORCED CONCRETE BUILDINGS WITH FRICTIONDEVICESDissertation submitted as part requirementfor the degree of Master of Science inStructural EngineeringBy:Koray TugaySupervisor:Dr. Mihail PetkovskiThe University of SheffieldDepartment of Civil and Structural EngineeringSeptember 2010
 
IKoray Tugay certifies that all the material contained within this document is his ownwork except where it is clearly referenced to others. ___________________(signature)
 
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Friction devices offer an effective solution for seismic rehabilitation for structures byenergy dissipating capabilities.In this study, the effectiveness of friction devices are checked by numerical analysis,using the commercially available software SAP2000 on a 3 storey reinforced concreteframe structure by non – linear time history analysis using 4 different groundmotions, namely El – Centro, Kobe, Northridge and the Mexico, 3 of them beingmodified to hit the structure as strong as possible in the means of frequencycontent.The monitored results are maximum inter – storey drifts at any time and any floorlevel, structural damage, maximum top floor displacements and top floordisplacement time history graphs.It is shown that, a structure designed with a behaviour factor of 6, retrofitted withfriction devices performed better compared to a structure designed with a behaviourfactor of 3 and the optimum yield force distribution is a characteristic that dependson the structure, however lies in a range.

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