Guidelines for Testing Passive Energy Dissipation Devices.
Guidelines for Testing Passive Energy Dissipation
Riley, M. A.; Sadek, F.; Mohraz, B.
U.S./Japan Bridge Engineering Workshop, 15th.
Proceedings. November 1999, Tsukuba City, Japan, 1999.
structures; devices; dissipation; tests
Supplemental damping devices are effective for improving
the dynamic response of structures by reducing their
response to earthquake and wind excitations. Wide
acceptance of these devices depends on good
documentation of their performance, and on the
availability of standards for evaluating and testing
them. In response to this latter need, the National
Institute of Standards and Technology initiated a
research program to develop guidelines for testing
passive, supplemental damping devices. The objective is
to provide a standardized series of prototype and
production tests, which fre independent of both the
device type and application. This paper provides an
overview of the guidelines and describes their