Seismic response control of mid- and low-rise buildings using external story deflection control devices

Yuji Miyazu, Satsuya Soda

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    This study proposes a seismic response control device which prevents mid- and low-rise buildings from collapsing at specific story under severe earthquake ground motions. The device consists of the frame and the passive damper, which are mounted outside of the building. First, we constructed an analytical model of the device using a mass-spring-damper system and then performed time history seismic response analysis of the four-story steel buildings. We confirmed that the proposed device equalizes deflection of all the stories and reduces the maximum story deflection without excessive increase of the maximum response acceleration.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)561-570
    Number of pages10
    JournalJournal of Structural and Construction Engineering
    Issue number710
    Publication statusPublished - 2015



    • Damage dispersion
    • External device
    • Friction damper
    • Mid- and low-rise building
    • Severe ground motion
    • Steel structure

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Building and Construction
    • Architecture

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