Effect of Number and Position of Rotational Friction Dampers on Seismic Response of Steel Frame

Ionuț-Sergiu Oance 1  and Sunai Gelmambet 2
  • 1 Ovidius University of Constanta, Doctoral School of Applied Sciences, Constanta, Romania
  • 2 Ovidius University of Constanta, , 900356, Constanta, Romania


This paper deals with effect of number and position of friction dampers on seismic response of 2D steel frame. For the present study four structures with six storeys are subjected to a time history analysis. For each story are using two, four and six friction dampers with different positions keeping slip load and stiffness constant. To study the effect of number and position of dampers in structures, are analysed the time period, top roof displacement, maximum base shear and percentage energy dissipated in accordance with energy induced in the frame. The results indicate that number and placement of damper affects the structural response. A large number of dampers do not always lead to best benefit in terms of energy dissipation.

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