American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Optimal Arrangement of Energy-Dissipating Members for Seismic Retrofitting of Truss Structures

Toru Takeuchi, Yusuke Kinouchi, Ryota Matsui and Toshiyuki Ogawa

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.455.464

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 8, Issue 4

Pages 455-464

Abstract

Although passive response control design is a popular method, an arrangement methodology for energy-dissipating devices in spatial structures has not been established yet. In this study, optimization techniques are applied to arrangements of energy-dissipating devices in truss tower structures. First, a response prediction rule using the response spectrum and the equivalent linearization method is proposed. Then, a genetic algorithm is applied to select the optimal arrangement of viscoelastic damper devices in truss tower structures. Additionally, the device arrangements determined by empirical design methods are compared with the optimal solutions.

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© 2015 Toru Takeuchi, Yusuke Kinouchi, Ryota Matsui and Toshiyuki Ogawa. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.