Structural Responses: Multi-storey Building Frames



This chapter extends to multi-degree-of-freedom (MDOF) systems and aims to demonstrate in more detail the effectiveness of various self-centring solutions in controlling the residual deformation and other critical responses of multi-storey building frames. Two major types of self-centring steel structures, namely self-centring braced frames and self-centring moment resisting frames (MRFs), are presented. The considered self-centring braced frames are in fact generic buildings with braces exhibiting idealised flag-shaped hysteretic behaviour, where the influences of a spectrum of brace parameters on the peak and residual responses of the buildings are examined. The self-centring MRFs are those with specifically designed beam-to-column connections employing SMA ring springs. Other commonly used structural forms, such as conventional MRFs and BRB frames, are also analysed for comparison purpose. Both far-field and pulse-like near-fault earthquakes are considered in this chapter.


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  1. 1.Tongji UniversityShanghaiChina

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