This paper summarizes the results of a recent investigation on the dynamic response of asymmetric-plan buildings with supplemental viscous damping to harmonic ground motion using modal analysis techniques. It is shown that most modal parameters, except modal damping ratios and dynamic amplification factors, are affected very little by the plan-wise distribution of supplemental damping in the practical range of system parameters. The first modal damping ratio increases while the second decreases as CSD moves from right to left of the system plan, and their values increase with larger plan-wise spread of the supplemental damping. Trends for the dynamic amplification factors are reversed, as they are inversely influenced by the damping ratio, i.e., higher the damping lower the dynamic amplification factor. The largest reduction in the flexible edge deformation occurs when damping in the first mode is maximized.


Civil and Environmental Engineering



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