volume 17, issue 5, P381-391 1995
DOI: 10.1016/0141-0296(95)00021-x
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V. Ciampi, M. De Angelis, F. Paolacci

Abstract: The problems of designing dissipative bracing systems, based on yielding or friction mechanisms, for the seismic protection of buildings, either for new structures or the retrofitting of existing buildings are considered. After introducing a one-degree-of-freedom (one-DOF) model of a building equipped with dissipative bracings, inelastic response spectra, useful for designing the bracings, are considered. The extension of the design methodology to multi-DOF systems is also considered, paying particular attenti…

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