Full Text:   <3276>

CLC number: TU311.3

On-line Access: 

Received: 2003-03-15

Revision Accepted: 2003-08-25

Crosschecked: 0000-00-00

Cited: 10

Clicked: 5646

Citations:  Bibtex RefMan EndNote GB/T7714

-   Go to

Article info.
1. Reference List
Open peer comments

Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2004 Vol.5 No.3 P.326-334


Investigation of newly developed added damping andstiffness device with low yield strength steel

Author(s):  SHIH Ming-hsiang, SUNG Wen-pei, GO Cheer-germ

Affiliation(s):  Department of Construction Engineering, National Kaoshiang First University of Science and Technology, Taiwan 824, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   mhshih@ccms.nkfust.edu.tw, sung809@chinyi.ncit.edu.tw

Key Words:  Seismic shock absorbance elements, Capability of seismic resistance, Hysteretic behavior of rhombic steel plate, Nonlinear analytical model

Share this article to: More

SHIH Ming-hsiang, SUNG Wen-pei, GO Cheer-germ. Investigation of newly developed added damping andstiffness device with low yield strength steel[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2004, 5(3): 326-334.

@article{title="Investigation of newly developed added damping andstiffness device with low yield strength steel",
author="SHIH Ming-hsiang, SUNG Wen-pei, GO Cheer-germ",
journal="Journal of Zhejiang University Science A",
publisher="Zhejiang University Press & Springer",

%0 Journal Article
%T Investigation of newly developed added damping andstiffness device with low yield strength steel
%A SHIH Ming-hsiang
%A SUNG Wen-pei
%A GO Cheer-germ
%J Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A
%V 5
%N 3
%P 326-334
%@ 1869-1951
%D 2004
%I Zhejiang University Press & Springer
%DOI 10.1631/jzus.2004.0326

T1 - Investigation of newly developed added damping andstiffness device with low yield strength steel
A1 - SHIH Ming-hsiang
A1 - SUNG Wen-pei
A1 - GO Cheer-germ
J0 - Journal of Zhejiang University Science A
VL - 5
IS - 3
SP - 326
EP - 334
%@ 1869-1951
Y1 - 2004
PB - Zhejiang University Press & Springer
ER -
DOI - 10.1631/jzus.2004.0326

Energy dissipators, isolated-resistant and specific structural forms for earthquake resistance are popular topics in the research to improve shock-resistance. In this work, experimental methods were used to investigate the property of low yield strength steel. Carbon content in LYS material is lower than that in other steels; the ultimate stress is three times the yield stress. The ultimate elongation rate is about 62% and the ductility is 2-3 times that of A36 steel. In order to overcome some defects of ordinary use metallic dampers, the mechanical characteristic of low yield strength steel is used to develop added damping and stiffness for rhombic steel plate absorber. Test of the energy dissipation behavior for this newly developed device indicated that LYS could stably dissipate or absorb the input energy of earthquake. Then, the analytical model for the hysteretic behavior of this new device is proposed. Comparison of experimental data and numerical simulation results showed that this analytical model is suitable for simulating the hysteretic energy behavior of this new device.

Darkslateblue:Affiliate; Royal Blue:Author; Turquoise:Article


[1] Bouc, R., 1967. Forced Vibration of Mechanical System with Hysteresis.In: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Nonlinear Oscillations. Prague, Czechoslovakia.

[2] Chang, J.T., Wang, S.C., 1997. The Development of Ultra Low Yield Strength Plate Shell. China Steel Technical Report,11.

[3] Constantinou, M.C., Soong, T.T., Dargush, G.F., 1998. Passive Energy Dissipative Systems for Structural Design and Retrofit.In: Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research, A National Center of Excellence in Advanced Technology Applications. University at Buffalo, U.S.A.

[4] Gere, J.M., Timoshenko, S.P. 1990. Mechanics of Materials, 3rd Edition. PWS-KENT.

[5] Iwata, M., Huang, Y.H., Kawai, H., Wada, A., 1995. Study on damage tolerant structures.Journal of Technology and Design-A.I.J., (1):82-89.

[6] Mendelson, A., 1970. Plasticity: Theory and Application.

[7] Tanaka, K., Sasaki, Y., 2000. Hysteretic Performance of Shear Panel Dampers of Ultra Low-Yield-Strength Steel for Seismic Response Control of Buildings. 12th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, WCEE. New Zealand.

[8] Tsai, K.C., 1992. Steel Triangular Plate Energy Absorber for Earthquake-Resistant Buildings. Proceedings, the First World Conference on Constructional Steel Design. Acapulco, Mexico.

[9] Tsai, K.C., Li, C.W., Hong, C.P., Chen, H.W., Su, Y.F., 1993. Welded Steel Triangular Plate Device for Seismic Energy Dissipation. Proceedings, ATC-17-1 Seminar on Seismic Isolation, Passive Energy Dissipation and Active Control.

[10] Tsai, C.S., Le, H.H., 1993. Applications of viscoelastic dampers to high-rise buildings.Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE,119(4):1222-1233.

[11] Tsai, K.C., Chou, C.C., 1996. Plasticity models and seismic performance of steel plate energy dissipators.Journal of the Chinese Institute of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering,8(1):45-54.

[12] Wada, A., Connor, J.J., Kawai, H., 1992. Damage Tolerant Structures.In: Fifth US-Japan Workshop on the Improvement of Building Structural Design and Construction Practices. ACT-15:1-13.

[13] Wen, Y.K. 1976. Method for random vibration of hysteretic systems.Journal of Engineering Mechanics,ASCE,102(2):249-263.

[14] Whittaker, A., Bertero, V.V., Alonso, J., 1989. Earthquake simulator testing of steel plate added damping and stiffness elements.In: Report No. 89/02, Earthquake Engineering Research Center. University of California, Berkeley, CA, U.S.A.

[15] Xia, C., Hanson, R.D., 1992. Influence of ADAS element parameters on building seismic response.Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE,118(7):1903-1918.

Open peer comments: Debate/Discuss/Question/Opinion


Please provide your name, email address and a comment

Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE, 38 Zheda Road, Hangzhou 310027, China
Tel: +86-571-87952783; E-mail: cjzhang@zju.edu.cn
Copyright © 2000 - 2024 Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE