Steel Framed Buildings
This scale model of a 10 storey
steel building was tested on the shaking-table
for simulated earthquakes. Metallic
dampers , in the form of thin beams, are used where the
bracing members meet to make the
building earthquake resistant.
These beams are designed to deform during
an earthquake, so that damage occurs in the beams and not
to other parts of the building. The beams can then be removed
and replaced when the building is being repaired.
The behaviour of the model was measured and compared with
a computer simulation of the same