Modelling of elastic damping in nonlinear time-history analyses of cantilever RC walls

Eleni Smyrou, M. J.Nigel Priestley, Athol J. Carr

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Damping constitutes a major source of uncertainty in dynamic analysis and an open issue to experimental and analytical research. After a thorough review of the current views and approaches existing in literature on damping and its appropriate modelling, this paper focuses on the implications of the available modelling options on analysis. As result of a series of considerations, a damping modelling solution for nonlinear dynamic analyses of cantilever RC walls is suggested within the frame of Direct Displacement-Based Design, supported by comparative analyses on wall structures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1559-1578
JournalBulletin of Earthquake Engineering : official publication of the European Association for Earthquake Engineering
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011



  • cantilever walls
  • damping modelling
  • direct displacement-based Design
  • nonlinear time-history

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