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Volume 106, 20195th International Scientific Conference on Civil Engineering-Infrastructure-Mining
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|Published online||24 June 2019|
Advantages of suspension structures under seismic effects on the example of the water tank
Pavlo Tychyna Uman State Pedagogical University, Uman, Ukraine
2 Tadeusz Kosciuszko Cracow University of Technology, Krakow, Poland
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The paper presents the advantages of suspension buildings and structures in comparison with the traditional buildings. It has been demonstrated, that during an earthquake the strains in the support structures of such buildings and structures are significantly reduced compared to the strains in traditional cantilever buildings. The advantage of the suspension structures is shown by the example of a water tower with a tank of a capacity of 50 m3. Various schemes of the considered construction are given: the construction freely suspended on the bearing frame, the construction with the suspended foundation (prototype). These schemes are compared with the scheme of the cantilever structure. It is proved that the dynamic forces arising from the ground oscillation in the suspended structure are less than the forces in the cantilever structure. The strains depend on the frequency and amplitude of the ground vibrations. The scheme of the forces’ adjustment by means of springs (dampers) is given. It is illustrated that by changing the flexural stiffness of the bearing frame, changing the stiffness of the damper, it is possible to adjust the frequency of oscillations and forces in the suspension building or structure.
Key words: Suspension structure / Dynamic forces / Oscillation frequency
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