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Parametric Study of the Efficiency of Fluid Viscous Damper in Structures with Different Heights

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The number of extensive studies on the implementation and performance of passive control systems in RC structures has recently increased. A fluid viscous damper as an energy dissipating device was proved to improve the energy absorption capacity of the structure subjected to severe earthquakes by reducing displacement and acceleration responses. Therefore, this paper is intended to investigate the seismic behavior of low-rise, mid-rise, and high-rise RC structures utilized with fluid viscous dampers subjected to pulse-like and non-pulse-like earthquakes. As a part of the study, a parametric investigation of the damper's performance will be performed using different combinations of damping coefficient (C) and damping exponent (α) since these two constants remarkably change the damping force and hence the performance of the viscous damper. In addition, this paper will study and compare the behavior of low-rise, mid-rise, and high-rise buildings. Finally, the performance of fluid viscous damper on the different RC structures will be discussed and reported in this study.
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Reinforced Concrete; Passive Control System; Fluid Viscous Damper; Energy Dissipation; Pulse-Like and Non-Pulse-Like Earthquakes; Nonlinear Response History Analysis

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