Viscoelastic Material as Energy Dissipater Viscoelastic Damper for Building Structures to Mitigate the Seismic Vibration
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Department of Civil Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing, China
Online publication date: 2019-10-30
Publication date: 2019-06-01
Civil and Environmental Engineering Reports 2019;29(2):41-49
The supplemental energy dissipation system is a practical approach to attenuate the structural response under extreme loading. Viscoelastic damping used to reinforce the structure against the seismic vibration, Viscoelastic material (VEM) most commonly used in viscoelastic dampers (VEDs). In this paper, dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) approach is used to investigate the performance index of VEM. It is demonstrated that the performance index, such as storage modulus, loss modulus, and loss factor decrease noticeably as the temperature increases, which reflects the low stiffness at high temperature. Excitation frequency also influenced the performance index, and the reaction has correspondence to temperature. As the temperature increases, the VEM dynamic properties decreases, which represents the rubbery region, and it is found that higher to low-temperature dynamic properties increases, which the glassy region is. DMA is a particularly flexible approach, and it characterizes the properties of VEM simultaneously at various conditions.
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