Determination of Damping Modification Factor in RC Structures Due to Energy Absorption Efficiency

에너지 흡수효율에 의한 철근콘크리트 구조물의 감쇠비 수정계수 결정

  • 김장훈 (아주대학교 환경도시공학부) ;
  • 좌동훈 (아주대학교 건축학과)
  • Published : 2002.10.01


The modification factor( k-factor) of equivalent damping ratio utilized in the current state-of-the-practice to account for the imperfection of reinforced concrete structures in hysteresis loop is investigated. From this, it is found that the current modification factor does not include the effect of cyclic loading, one of the important characteristic properties of earthquake loading. This could be taken into account by considering the energy absorption efficiency based on the cummulative plastic deformation. From the study, it is suggested that the current approach for the modification factor for the equivalent damping ratio should be reformed.