Determining the optimal slip load pattern of Pall friction dampers considering soil-structure interaction

Document Type : Research Article


1 Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Babol, Iran

2 Faculty of Civil Engineering/Assistant Professor

3 Civil eng. Babol Noshirvani University of Technology


In engineering designs, structural analysis is generally performed assuming a rigid base. While introducing the effect of structural substrate flexibility on the response and dynamic properties of structures is important. Introducing different solutions to reduce the response of the structure against dynamic forces is another important issue in engineering designs. In this paper, the passive Pall friction damper system has been used for this purpose. In the researches that have been done so far, various optimization methods have been used for the optimal design of friction dampers, but in most of these methods, the effect of soil-structure interaction has not been considered for friction dampers, while in earthquake soil-structure interactions is important. One of the main objectives of this study is to investigate the effect of soil-structure interaction on the optimization of friction dampers. The actual forces and displacements of a structure due to free-surface seismic movements can be determined by considering the effects of soil-structure interaction. In this regard, in this paper, two-dimensional frames of 4, 8, and 12 floors equipped with dampers were analyzed in nonlinear structural analysis software under seven accelerometers using nonlinear time history method once, considering the effect of soil-structure interaction and introducing 3 Different lateral loading patterns and again without this effect. The results show that considering this issue in terms of cumulative triangular slip load pattern has increased the loss of earthquake input energy.


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