Models for the median and variability of building damping based on basic building properties

William P. Fritz, Nicholas P. Jones, Takeru Igusa

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Abstract

A database of 4000 vibrations measurements from 1000 buildings was used to derive models for building period and damping. Herein, we focus on the dominant trends in the median and standard deviation of the damping with respect to basic building parameters such as height, material and frame type. We also outline the statistical techniques used to identify the most important building parameters and separate the sources of variability, while avoiding model over-fitting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of 18th Analysis and Computation Speciality Conference - Structures Congress 2008
Subtitle of host publicationCrossing the Borders
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
EventProceedings of 18th Analysis and Computation Speciality Conference - Structures Congress 2008: Crossing the Borders - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Apr 24 2008Apr 26 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of 18th Analysis and Computation Speciality Conference - Structures Congress 2008: Crossing the Borders
Volume315

Other

OtherProceedings of 18th Analysis and Computation Speciality Conference - Structures Congress 2008: Crossing the Borders
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period4/24/084/26/08

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Building and Construction

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Fritz, W. P., Jones, N. P., & Igusa, T. (2008). Models for the median and variability of building damping based on basic building properties. In Proceedings of 18th Analysis and Computation Speciality Conference - Structures Congress 2008: Crossing the Borders (Proceedings of 18th Analysis and Computation Speciality Conference - Structures Congress 2008: Crossing the Borders; Vol. 315).