• Junbo Jia


A few thousand years ago, human beings began to use damping to control the motions of structures. For example, the columns in ancient Greece and the territories within the Roman Empire were typically composed of numerous masonry blocks of varying size and shape. The friction at the column segment connections (Fig. 21.1) and between the column and the foundation can provide significant damping, which is beneficial to dissipate seismic energy and to prevent structural collapse, at the cost of permanent displacement of the column.


Energy Dissipation Mode Shape Permanent Displacement Undamped System Manganese Copper 
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  1. 1.Aker SolutionsBergenNorway

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