U.S. Design Of Structures With Damping Systems

H. Kit Miyamoto, President/CEO Miyamoto International, Inc.
Robert D. Hanson, University of Michigan

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Many applications of damper devices in both new and existing buildings in both United States and Japan have resulted from extensive damper device development efforts. The increased usage of this technology has created a demand for design guidance and building codes to specify their use in the United States. This paper provides a case study using code type design procedures. A two-story police headquarters in Vacaville, California with an area of 3,716m2 (40,000ft2) is summarized. This new building was designed with damping system following the 2000 NEHRP procedures as described in a companion paper.

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