Precast RC structures have been widely adopted for industrial and commercial buildings since the ’60 s in the most developed countries. For his structural typology, connections between structural elements set a crucial point in the presence of lateral loads, such as earthquakes, since the deficiency, or lacking, of connection elements is the main responsible for heir structural collapse. This paper shows the preliminary mechanical testing of an innovative damping device conceived to be installed in beam-to-column joints of precast RC structures, with a bidirectional dissipative potential due to its geometry. This new Bidirectional Rotation Friction Damper (BRFD) has been designed and optimised after a tribological campaign, which led to the selection of the two different friction interfaces investigated in this work. The mechanical tests have been performed considering the guidelines of EN15129 and the previous tribological investigation findings, showing the influence of sliding frequency and bolt torque increment on the steadiness of the BRFD hysteresis cycle.

Preliminary experimental tests of a novel friction damper for seismic retrofit of RC precast structures

Grossi, Eleonora
Primo
;
Aprile, Alessandra
Secondo
;
Zerbin, Matteo
Penultimo
;
Livieri, Paolo
Ultimo
2024

Abstract

Precast RC structures have been widely adopted for industrial and commercial buildings since the ’60 s in the most developed countries. For his structural typology, connections between structural elements set a crucial point in the presence of lateral loads, such as earthquakes, since the deficiency, or lacking, of connection elements is the main responsible for heir structural collapse. This paper shows the preliminary mechanical testing of an innovative damping device conceived to be installed in beam-to-column joints of precast RC structures, with a bidirectional dissipative potential due to its geometry. This new Bidirectional Rotation Friction Damper (BRFD) has been designed and optimised after a tribological campaign, which led to the selection of the two different friction interfaces investigated in this work. The mechanical tests have been performed considering the guidelines of EN15129 and the previous tribological investigation findings, showing the influence of sliding frequency and bolt torque increment on the steadiness of the BRFD hysteresis cycle.
2024
Grossi, Eleonora; Aprile, Alessandra; Zerbin, Matteo; Livieri, Paolo
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