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    • Analytical Investigation of the Structural Fuse Concept 

      Vargas, Ramiro; Bruneau, Michel (2006)
      Passive energy devices (PED) are useful to enhance structural performance by reducing seismically induced structural damage. Metallic dampers are one such PED. When they are designed such that all damage is concentrated ...
    • Experimental Validation of the Structural Fuse Concept 

      Vargas, Ramiro; Bruneau, Michel (2008)
      Seismic design relies on inelastic deformations through hysteretic behavior. However, this translates into damage on structural elements, permanent system deformations following an earthquake, and possibly high cost for ...
    • Floor Response of SDOF Systems with Metallic Structural Fuses 

      Vargas, Ramiro (2004)
      The floor demands of Single-Degree-of-Freedom (SDOF) systems designed or retrofitted with metallic structural fuses are studied in this article. Floor velocity and acceleration are obtained and comparisons are made between ...
    • Investigation of the Structural Fuse Concept 

      Vargas, Ramiro; Bruneau, Michel (2004)
      Passive energy dissipation (PED devices have been implemented to enhance structural performance by reducing seismically induced structural damage. In this paper metallic dampers are defined to be structural fuses (SF) when ...
    • Seismic Design of Multi-story Buildings with Metallic Structural Fuses 

      Vargas, Ramiro; Bruneau, Michel (2006)
      Seismic design relies on inelastic deformations through hysteretic behavior. However, this translates into damage on structural elements, permanent system deformations following an earthquake, and possibly high cost for ...
    • Seismic Response of Hybrid Systems with Metallic and Viscous Dampers 

      Vargas, Ramiro (2005)
      Metallic dampers can enhance structural performance by reducing seismically induced lateral displacements, and by reducing inelastic behavior of beams and columns. Limiting story drift also indirectly allows for mitigation ...
    • Seismic Response of Single-Degree-of-Freedom (SDOF) Structural Fuse Systems 

      Vargas, Ramiro; Bruneau, Michel (2004)
      Passive energy dissipation (PED) devices have been implemented to enhance structural performance by reducing seismically induced structural damage. In this paper metallic dampers are defined to be structural fuses (SF) ...
    • Seismic Response of Single-Degree-of-Freedom Systems with Structural Fuses 

      Vargas, Ramiro (2003)
      Passive energy dissipation (PED) devices have been implemented to enhance structural performance by reducing seismically induced structural damage. In this article, metallic dampers are defined to be structural fuses (SF) ...