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The Lightweight Design of a Seismic Low-Yield-Strength Steel Shear Panel Damper

Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Advanced Food Manufacturing Equipment & Technology, Mechanical Engineering School of Jiangnan University, Wuxi 214122, China
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Materials 2016, 9(6), 424; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma9060424
Received: 21 March 2016 / Revised: 19 May 2016 / Accepted: 25 May 2016 / Published: 27 May 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Structure Analysis and Characterization)
The lightweight design and miniaturization of metallic dampers have broad application prospects in seismic engineering. In this study, the superplastic property and the maximum energy dissipation capacity per unit mass of low-yield-strength steel (LYS) are investigated via comparison with those of several common metallic damping materials by tests. Additionally, the boundary constraints of an LYS shear panel damper are studied further. Our experimental results suggest that LYS is an excellent damping material for achieving the lightweight design goal. A novel design of a lightweight damper, having excellent deformation ability and robust mechanical properties, is presented. The findings of this study are expected to be useful in understanding the lightweight design of dampers. View Full-Text
Keywords: seismic engineering; low-yield-strength steel; shear panel damper; lightweight design; material property; boundary constraints seismic engineering; low-yield-strength steel; shear panel damper; lightweight design; material property; boundary constraints
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Zhang, C.; Zhu, J.; Wu, M.; Yu, J.; Zhao, J. The Lightweight Design of a Seismic Low-Yield-Strength Steel Shear Panel Damper. Materials 2016, 9, 424.

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