Using the Concept of "Weakening and Viscous Damping" for retrofitting of a Structure

Kıral A., Gürbüz A., Ustabaş İ.

EGE 8th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON APLIED SCIENCES, İzmir, Turkey, 2 - 04 June 2023, pp.1-10

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İzmir
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-10
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


The destructive earthquakes that occur as a fact of the world constantly keep concerns about the safety of both new and existing structures on the agenda. Various methods are continually being developed to ensure the earthquake safety of buildings. One of these methods is the "weakening and damping" approach. The method is basically based on improving the earthquake performance of the structure by optimizing the earthquake accelerations acting on the structural system. It also optimizes the forces and displacements in the elements. This study discusses the "weakening and viscous damping concept" in the context of a sample design procedure. It also demonstrated, through tables and graphs, the improvement of the proposed method on seismic performance parameters.