Numerical and Experimental study using NSD metal damper has been used in reinforced concrete moment frames

Document Type : Research Article


1 Departement of civil eng, Kermanshah Branch, Islamic adzad university, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Department of civil Engineering, kermanshah branch,islamic azad university,kermansha,iran

3 Civil Eng. Dep., kermanshah branch, Islamic azad university, kermanshah, Iran.


One of the most widely used structural systems in existing buildings are reinforced concrete moment resisting frames that offer high ductility and acceptable strength when lateral loads are applied. In the present paper, a laboratory and numerical study of the effect of using non-uniform gap (NSD) dampers in concrete frames has been performed. In the present study, 2 models including a simple frame and a frame with a damper were examined. The reference concrete flexural frame is modeled in a 1: 3 scale, the lengths of beams and columns in the laboratory sample were 1.45 and 1 m, respectively, and the dimensions of beam and column sections were 150 by 150 mm. Reinforcement of the concrete frame was done in such a way as to provide medium torque resistance conditions in the frame. Displacement control loading was used. To study the behavior of the studied samples, force-displacement diagrams of the models were extracted. The results showed that deep cracks were created at the junction of the beam to the column and the structure was damaged. Also, at the junction of the column with the foundation of the structure, it has undergone irreversible deformations and major damage. The study of the effect of NSD damper on deformation and failure showed that the damper can reduce the damage in the concrete frame by absorbing permanent deformation. The results showed that the stresses and deformations of the plastic are concentrated in the damper and the frame performance is almost linear and without damage.


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