The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 92 (2014) > Issues > Issue 8 > Experimental validation of novel friction damper for anti-seismic control of civil structures
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Experimental validation of novel friction damper for anti-seismic control of civil structures

This work presents a new semi-active friction damper device, based on piezoelectric technology, for the anti-seismic control of civil structures. The proposed device presents an original conceptual layout, characterised by a compact and easy allocation of the piezo actuator which is installed inside the piston of the damper. Theoretical performances were validated by means of experimental tests carried out on a physical prototype, loaded through a hydraulic test machine.

Author(s): R. di Leo, L. Lecce, R. Pecora and F. Amoroso (Department of Aerospace Engineering, University Federico II of Naples, Naples, Italy)