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    Evaluation of the EDR performance in seismic control of steel structures using endurance time method

    , Article Scientia Iranica ; Volume 23, Issue 3 , 2016 , Pages 827-841 ; 10263098 (ISSN) Foyouzat, M. A ; Estekanchi, H. E ; Sharif University of Technology
    Sharif University of Technology 
    The Energy Dissipating Restraint (EDR) is a friction device which can be used to dissipate the energy introduced to a structure by a seismic event. In this paper, the performance of the structures which are equipped with the EDR is investigated in several intensity levels by using a novel seismic analysis method, namely the Endurance Time (ET) method. By reasonably estimating the response of structures over the entire range of the desired intensity levels through each time-history analysis, this method can effectively reduce the computational cost, offering an appropriate procedure for performance-based design of structures. The EDR performance in the seismic control of steel frames is... 

    Damage assessment of a concrete arch dam through nonlinear incremental dynamic analysis

    , Article Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering ; Volume 44 , January , 2013 , Pages 127-137 ; 02677261 (ISSN) Alembagheri, M ; Ghaemian, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Damage assessment of concrete arch dams is carried out through nonlinear Incremental Dynamic Analysis (IDA) of a typical arch dam. In this study the Morrow Point arch dam is subjected to a set of 12 three-component earthquakes each scaled to 12 increasing intensity levels. The dam-foundation interaction effects have been investigated by varying foundation's modulus of elasticity to be equal and half of dam concrete's modulus of elasticity. Damage propagation through the dam body is investigated and various IDA curves are created. The performance and various limit-states of the dam structure are examined based on the obtained results. Simple damage indices are proposed through comparison of... 

    Application of endurance time method in performance-based design of steel moment frames

    , Article Scientia Iranica ; Volume 17, Issue 6 A , 2010 , Pages 482-492 ; 10263098 (ISSN) Mirzaee, A ; Estekanchi, H. E ; Vafai, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    In this paper, application of the Endurance Time (ET) method in the performance-based design of steel moment frames is explained from a conceptual viewpoint. ET is a new dynamic pushover procedure that predicts the seismic performance of structures by subjecting them to a gradually intensifying dynamic action and monitoring their performance at various excitation levels. Structural responses at different excitation levels are obtained in a single time-history analysis, thus significantly reducing the computational demand. Results from three analyses are averaged to reduce the random scattering of the results at each time step. A target performance curve is presented based on the required...