Experimental study of magnetorheological dampers for seismic hazard mitigation

S. J. Dyke, B. F. Spencer, M. K. Sain, J. D. Carlson

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Abstract

The efficacy of the MR-damper, used in conjunction with recently developed semi-active control strategies for response reduction in seismically excited structures were experimentally demonstrated. A prototype MR damper, provided by Lord Corporation, is employed to control a scaled, three-story test structure at the Structural Dynamics and Control/Earthquake Engineering Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame. The results indicate that this semi-active control system is quite effective for seismic response reduction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages1358-1362
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 15th Structures Congress. Part 2 (of 2) - Portland, OR, USA
Duration: Apr 13 1997Apr 16 1997

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1997 15th Structures Congress. Part 2 (of 2)
CityPortland, OR, USA
Period4/13/974/16/97

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture

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