Continuing Education

Design of Building Structures with Fluid Viscous Dampers for Seismic Energy Dissipation using ASCE 7 Alternative Procedures [U4]

Do you know all of the alternative procedures for the simplified design of structures with supplemental damping systems provided in chapter 18 of ASCE 7? We'll run through them--and give a preview of the forthcoming updates to future versions of the building code. When properly designed, a supplemental damping system that uses fluid viscous dampers will provide a cost-efficient building structure that is protected not only from catastrophic failure but also from costly repairs. Fluid viscous dampers have been used to protect building structures from seismic events for more than 25 years, and thousands of structures across the world now use these devices. A prototype building project will give us a lens into the design procedures and practical considerations for the implementation of a steel special moment frame with fluid viscous dampers.
  • Date: 4/21/2020 - 4/24/2020
  • PDH Credits: 0


Aaron Maletesta

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