Location

Arlington, Virginia

Date

16 Aug 2008, 8:45am - 12:30pm

Abstract

This paper presents a brief overview of research being conducted in the area of Seismic Hazards Mitigation. The focus of the study has been on the development of integrated model of a structure with controllable fluid damper. The damper is used with an objective of reducing the dynamic wave propagation potential in the structure, upon the structural excitation. Before its employability to serve the intended purpose, the system identification and the model validation are the pre-requisites for the optimal functioning of the damper. A phenomenological model of the controllable fluid damper-Magnetorheological damper is used along with other Smart materials in the experiments conducted under controlled conditions. The experimental results are used to verify the integrated system model. The experimental results obtained indicate that high performance can be attained with controllable fluid damper to meet the requirements associated with seismic response reduction in civil engineering structures.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Meeting Name

6th Conference of the International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2008 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Some Experimental Investigations for the Development of Integrated Model of a Structure with the Controllable Fluid Damper

Arlington, Virginia

This paper presents a brief overview of research being conducted in the area of Seismic Hazards Mitigation. The focus of the study has been on the development of integrated model of a structure with controllable fluid damper. The damper is used with an objective of reducing the dynamic wave propagation potential in the structure, upon the structural excitation. Before its employability to serve the intended purpose, the system identification and the model validation are the pre-requisites for the optimal functioning of the damper. A phenomenological model of the controllable fluid damper-Magnetorheological damper is used along with other Smart materials in the experiments conducted under controlled conditions. The experimental results are used to verify the integrated system model. The experimental results obtained indicate that high performance can be attained with controllable fluid damper to meet the requirements associated with seismic response reduction in civil engineering structures.