Wind-induced responses and dynamics characteristics of an asymmetrical base-isolated building observed during typhoons

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Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, ISSN: 0167-6105, Vol: 167, Page: 183-197

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Dionysius M. Siringoringo; Yozo Fujino
Elsevier BV
Engineering; Energy
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Responses of an asymmetrical base-isolated building during the passage of Typhoon Roke 2011, Typhoon Guchol 2012 and a bomb cyclone strong-wind event on April 3, 2012 were investigated in this paper. Wind-induced accelerations of the building were recorded by dense array permanent monitoring system and analyzed in detailed by spectra analysis, time-frequency wavelet analysis and system identification. Results of analysis revealed that wind-induced responses of the buildings were dominated by the first mode which is the fundamental flexural mode coupled with torsion of the upper stories. Building responses demonstrated non-linear characteristics of natural frequencies, damping ratio and mode-shapes. Natural frequencies of fundamental modes decreased with the increase of acceleration amplitude, with the maximum reduction of 8–10% of natural frequencies observed during the peak wind speed. Damping estimates of the fundamental modes increased with the increase of accelerations, while characteristics of mode-shapes were also found to be dependent on the wind speed. Further analysis revealed that non-linear characteristics of building responses are related to isolator deformations caused by wind-induced static force.