Floor Response of SDOF Systems with Metallic Structural Fuses
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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 the floor response of bare frames and the floor response of systems with metallic fuses. Furthermore, velocity and acceleration spectra are developed from the floor time history responses to assess how the behavior of nonstructural components may be influenced by the use of metallic fuses.