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dc.contributor.advisorJerome J. Connor and Pierre Ghisbain.en_US
dc.contributor.authorJiang, Jian Hua, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-30T18:59:37Z
dc.date.available2015-10-30T18:59:37Z
dc.date.copyright2015en_US
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/99602
dc.descriptionThesis: M. Eng., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2015.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 72-73).en_US
dc.description.abstractAmplifying the motion of viscous dampers has been recognized as an effective solution to mitigate structural response to wind and seismic excitation. Motion amplification devices are designed to amplify a small interstory drift to intensify the stroke of the dampers attached. The efficiency of such devices relies on their geometric configurations in addition to the stiffness of the support elements. This thesis focuses on the seismic performance evaluation of the toggle brace frame configuration employed for seismic upgrade. In order to carry out a performance evaluation of the toggle brace damper, a practical approach to performance-based earthquake engineering (PBEE) is presented in this study. The approach considers the seismic hazard, structural response, resulting damage, and repair costs associated with restoring the building to its original condition using a fully probabilistic analysis. The procedure is organized to be consistent with conventional building designs, construction, and analysis practices so that it can be readily incorporated into a design process. A nine-story moment frame located in downtown Los Angeles based on pre-Northridge design code is subjected to PBEE evaluation in this study. The performance of the structural frame is assessed by conducting a non-linear dynamic time history analysis in both cases, with and without the inclusion of the toggle brace damper. The results and comparisons are detailed in the chapters of this thesis.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Jian Hua Jiang.en_US
dc.format.extent86 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectCivil and Environmental Engineering.en_US
dc.titlePerformance evaluation of innovative toggle brace damper for flexible structure seismic upgradeen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM. Eng.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc925485706en_US


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