Nonlinear stochastic seismic response analysis of adjacent buildings linked by viscoelastic dampers

A. X. Guo, You Lin Xu, B. Wu

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Nonlinear stochastic response analysis of viscoelastic damper-connected adjacent multi-story buildings under earthquake excitation is performed in this paper using the equivalent linearization method. It is found that the use of discrete viscoelastic dampers of proper parameters to link adjacent buildings can reduce random seismic response of either building within a wide range under small earthquake. However, if the earthquake excitation becomes large, the performance of viscoelastic dampers deteriorates and the seismic response of one building may increase while the other building's response may decrease.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-69
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Adjacent buildings
  • Earthquake
  • Nonlinear
  • Viscoelastic damper

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Mechanical Engineering

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