A continuous-discrete approach for pre-design of flexible-base tall buildings with fluid viscous dampers

Iván F. Huergo, Hugo Hernández-Barrios, Carlos M. Patlán

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Abstract

An equivalent coupled-two-beam (CTB) discrete model is presented to compute the dynamic response in time domain of flexible-base buildings with linear fluid viscous dampers (FVDs). The equivalent model consists of a flexural cantilever beam and a shear cantilever beam connected in parallel by a finite number of axially rigid members that allows the consideration of intermediate modes of lateral deformation. The effects of different lateral deformations on the pre-design stage of two high-rise buildings are showed considering four soil types (hard rock, dense soil, stiff soil and soft soil) and three different distribution methods for linear FVDs: uniform-distribution (UD), story-shear-proportional-distribution (SSPD) and story-shear-strain-energy-distribution (SSSED). For UD method, the damping coefficients of FVDs increase as the flexural rigidity of the building decreases; whereas for SSPD and SSSED methods, the damping coefficients of FVDs vary along the height depending on the type of lateral deformation. For the three distribution methods and the same lateral deformation, the damping coefficients of FVDs decrease as the soil flexibility increases, which leads to a significant decrease in controlling earthquake-induced vibrations and wind-induced vibrations in the two high-rise buildings on a soft soil.
Original languageEnglish
Article number106042
JournalSoil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
Volume131
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2020
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
CONACyT – Becas México.The authors would like to acknowledge CONACyT – Becas México for the financial support to the first author for conducting doctoral studies at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México under the supervision of the second author. The authors also wish to thank Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo.

Funding Information:
The authors would like to acknowledge CONACyT – Becas México for the financial support to the first author for conducting doctoral studies at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México under the supervision of the second author. The authors also wish to thank Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo.

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