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Title: Smart technologies in the seismic protection of existing buildings - Part 2 : applications
Authors: Mandara, Alberto
Ramundo, F.
Spina, G.
Keywords: Earthquake resistant design
Smart structures -- Mathematical models
Structural control (Engineering)
Seismic waves -- Damping
Stone buildings -- Protection
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: University of Malta. Department of Building & Civil Engineering
Citation: Mandara, A., Ramundo, F., & Spina, G. (2008). Smart technologies in the seismic protection of existing buildings - Part 2: applications. In Mazzolani, F. M., Mistakidis, E., Borg, R. P., Byfield, M., De Matteis, G., Dubina.,..Wang, Y. (Eds.), Urban habitat constructions under catastrophic events: COST Action C26 (pp. 205-210). Malta: University of Malta. Dept. of Building & Civil Engineering.
Abstract: Some solutions concerning smart intervention techniques for dissipate a share of the input seismic energy compatible with the preservation of existing buildings are presented herein. Typical schemes of long-bay box-like masonry building fitted with dissipative floating roof and r.c. braced frame are analyzed. In this context, the effectiveness of the system can be maximized by means of active or semi-active devices implemented in the floating roof as well as in the braces, leading to a significant reduction of the seismic impact on the building compared with non-controlled or simply passively controlled structure. In the examined cases a wide numerical simulation analysis has shown the achievement of a very satisfying performance. The results prove the remarkable increase of the energy dissipation capability of the system, as well as the potential reduction of structural damage, independently of any specific strengthening intervention.
ISBN: 9789990944402
Appears in Collections:Urban habitat constructions under catastrophic events : COST Action C26

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