标题：Testing of seismic dampers with replaceable U-shaped steel plates
作者：Qu, Bing; Dai, Chunxue; Qiu, Jin; Hou, Hetao; Qiu, Canxing
作者机构：[Qu, Bing; Dai, Chunxue; Qiu, Jin; Hou, Hetao; Qiu, Canxing] Shandong Univ, Sch Civil Engn, Jinan 250061, Shandong, Peoples R China.; [Qu, Bing] Cal 更多
通讯作者：Hou, Hetao;Hou, HT
通讯作者地址：[Hou, HT]Shandong Univ, Sch Civil Engn, Jinan 250061, Shandong, Peoples R China.
关键词：Test; Damper; Energy dissipation; Steel plates; Replaceable
摘要：This research focused on a new type of seismic damper consisting of replaceable U-shaped steel plates. To investigate behavior of the damper, seven specimens were tested. The test parameters varied in these specimens included geometries and materials of the U-shaped steel plates and the loading protocols. Test results show that the specimens exhibited stable hysteretic behaviors and satisfactory energy dissipating capacities. In addition, this research provided clear evidence that the damper is robust and tolerant to the ruptures in the U-shaped steel plates. Some specimens continued to dissipate significant amounts of hysteretic energy even after formation of the visible ruptures in the U-shaped steel plates. Moreover, this research demonstrated that the damper repaired through replacement of the U-shaped steel plates following a severe earthquake remained satisfactory in a subsequent earthquake. Further, this paper presents the equations for estimating yield strength and ultimate strength of the damper. It was found that the derived equations provide reasonable predictions and can be used for future design.