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Experimental study on seismic control of towers in cable-supported bridges by incorporating fluid viscous dampers between sub-towers

Experimental study on seismic control of towers in cable-supported bridges by incorporating fluid... In this article, the seismic control of towers incorporated with fluid viscous dampers between sub-towers is investigated experimentally. To replace one entire tower, an alternative scheme consisting of four separate sub-towers is first proposed. Fluid viscous dampers are utilized as energy dissipation devices to be installed between sub-towers. Experimental tests are conducted to study the damping force characteristics. Three control strategies with various distributions of these dampers between sub-towers are developed. Then, a series of shaking table tests are carried out to evaluate the control performance of the proposed control strategies. Different earthquake records are adopted as seismic loadings. Experimental results clearly show a remarkable reduction in the towers seismic responses, including the accelerations, relative displacements, and strains. Rather than attaching dampers in concentrated ways, the strategy of distributing dampers uniformly behaves better. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Advances in Structural Engineering SAGE

Experimental study on seismic control of towers in cable-supported bridges by incorporating fluid viscous dampers between sub-towers

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Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
© The Author(s) 2020
ISSN
1369-4332
eISSN
2048-4011
DOI
10.1177/1369433220908031
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Abstract

In this article, the seismic control of towers incorporated with fluid viscous dampers between sub-towers is investigated experimentally. To replace one entire tower, an alternative scheme consisting of four separate sub-towers is first proposed. Fluid viscous dampers are utilized as energy dissipation devices to be installed between sub-towers. Experimental tests are conducted to study the damping force characteristics. Three control strategies with various distributions of these dampers between sub-towers are developed. Then, a series of shaking table tests are carried out to evaluate the control performance of the proposed control strategies. Different earthquake records are adopted as seismic loadings. Experimental results clearly show a remarkable reduction in the towers seismic responses, including the accelerations, relative displacements, and strains. Rather than attaching dampers in concentrated ways, the strategy of distributing dampers uniformly behaves better.

Journal

Advances in Structural EngineeringSAGE

Published: Jul 1, 2020

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