Metal shear panels represent a highly performing anti seismic system for medium-high rise buildings located in strong earthquake prone zones. A new configuration of dissipative shear panel is presented in the current paper. The base shear plate is made of a low-strength material, namely the heath treated EN-AW-1050A aluminium alloy, which has been already used by the authors for other types of dissipative shear panels. In this proposed new system, the main buckling modes are inhibited by the application of external devices placed in parallel to the base plate and not directly loaded by the external forces. Two shear panel samples are tested as prototypes, which are based on two different plate buckling inhibition strategies. In the former the out-of-plane displacements of only some parts of the base plate are restrained, whereas in the latter the restraining action of the external device is extended to the whole base plate. Experimental tests are presented in order to prove the performance of the proposed devices in terms of dissipative capacity and stiffness. In addition, the obtained results are compared with the ones related to other more conventional shear panel typologies, characterized by the same geometry and material, but in which buckling phenomena were mitigated by means of welded stiffeners, according to a more traditional practice.
|Titolo:||Experimental tests of a new hysteretic damper made of buckling inhibited shear panels|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|