In this study, the force-deformation relationship of the WWFF is investigated through experiment and numerical modelling. The effects of size, slenderness and aspect ratios of the WWFF was examined. Overall, the experimental results show that the newly proposed WWFF is a cost effective, reliable and efficient metallic damper.
An alternative procedure which uses the energy-balanced concept with plastic analysis is proposed to design fused SFRSs that can achieve different performance objectives under different levels of earthquake shaking intensities. This design procedure is named the equivalent energy design procedure (EEDP).
The 1st CCSSEE was successfully hosted at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, from August 20-24, 2017. Over 180 participants from 26 Chinese and Canadian universities participated in this symposium, which provides an unique international and multidisciplinary platform of communication and discussion. Click here to access the event website.
A switch-based hybrid simulation (SHS) method is developed, which combines analytical and experimental sub-assemblies to examine the dynamic responses of a structure during an earthquake shaking.