Parametric study of bracing equipped with hysteretic devices (Estudio parametrico de systems de contraventeo con disipadores histereticos)
Cabrera-Garcia, Y. and Martinez-Rueda, J.E. (2001) Parametric study of bracing equipped with hysteretic devices (Estudio parametrico de systems de contraventeo con disipadores histereticos) In: 13th Conference of the Mexican Society for Earthquake Engineering, November 2001, Gualajara, Mexico.
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The article presents a parametric study performed to define a preliminary calibration procedure for bracing systems with hysteretic devices. The study is supported by a large number of inelastic seismic analyses of structures idealized as single-degree-of-freedom systems with strength and stiffness modeled by the assembly of two inelastic springs in parallel. Parameters varied include: period of vibration, strength and stiffness and hysteretic behaviour of the structure without devices, strength and stiffness of the dissipative bracing , as well as the variability and intensity of strong ground motion for stiff soil.
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