Analysis of Hybrid Damping Device with Self-Centring
Lead extrusion dampers have been used to dissipate seismic energy in structures and can contribute to damage avoidance design (DAD) rocking connections. In rocking connections that utilises unbound post-tensioned tendons, re-centering of the overall structure is typical. However, the lead extrusion dampers are prone to residual story drifts. In this study a modified version of High Force-To Volume (HF2V) extrusion damper is introduced to overcome the lack of inherent re-centring, while maintaining the energy absorption capability. Response spectral analysis for multiple, probabilistically scaled earthquake suites are used to delineate the displacement reduction factors due to the added damping. Overall, the results indicate an important trade-off between force contributions from the HF2V and ring spring components. Moreover, increasing the ring spring participation force level leads to less residual displacement in exchange for less reduction in peak displacement.