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Advanced Connectors

  • Roham Afghani KhoraskaniEmail author
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Abstract

The use of advanced connectors in cladding systems has been proposed by many scholars and designers after post-earthquake surveys. Laboratory tests had shown that fixed elements of a cladding system are vulnerable to damage during an earthquake due to deformation accruing in the structure of buildings. The idea of using advanced connectors was to provide isolation between the envelope system and the structure and to dissipate seismic energy. Since light-weight cladding systems do not affect the dynamic behavior of the building, giving very little contribution to it, it is obvious that the energy dissipating approach on a building scale can only be carried out in heavy cladding systems. Goodno et al. (Ductile Cladding Connection Systems for Seismic Design NIST, Gaithersberg, 1998) provide a detailed study of different dissipating connection systems. But since energy dissipating mechanisms can also be used as a means of controlling the forces resulting from displacements, they still have the potential for being used in light cladding systems in order to provide a desirable level of isolation. Due to their simplicity, both in terms of analytical study and practical use and high control over the forces that are transmitted, friction damping connectors are proposed in this research as suitable connecting devices between the glazed envelope and the structure of the building.

Keywords

World Trade Center Connection System Curtain Wall Automotive Brake Connection Device 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Politecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

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