Seismic Response of Multistory Buildings with Double Telescoping Self-Centering Energy-Dissipative Brace (DT-SCED)

Document Type: Research Paper


Civil Engineer Department. Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran.



Telescopic Self-Centering braces are one of the very successful examples of Self-Centering braces which perform well in seismic loading. In this study, a new example of Telescopic Self-Centering brace is introduced, which has superior features over other telescopic braces. These include: high axial load capacity, use of shorter cables in brace construction, simplicity of construction, use of separate cables for compressive and traction modes, less fatigue in cyclic loads and, allowing for more dynamic loading cycles. In this paper, a sample was designed with an axial force capacity of 300kN. Modeling of behavior (DT-SCED) was accurately expressed using numerical relationships. nonlinear incremental stiffness analysis method was also used to calculate the hysteresis brace behavior. The cyclic load test was applied to this brace and the result showed complete Self-Centering behavior. Then, a sample building with the double telescoping Self-Centering Energy-Dissipative Brace (DT-SCED) was subjected Single direction pushover analyses and the results are compared with the sample buildings with the Self-Centering Energy-Dissipative Bracing (SCED) and the Telescoping Self-Centering Energy-Dissipative Bracing (T-SCED). The results of the analysis and comparing with other samples confirm the seismic superiority of performance of the DT-SCED brace over other samples.