Seismic protection of steel structures
Install. Protect. Monitor.
I materials with which the buildings are built they respond differently to seismic stresses and it is essential to consider this factor to achieve an optimal result in the interventions of improvement and adaptation seismic.
- reinforced concrete buildings require certain solutions, but how can we seismically protect steel structures?
Characteristics and properties of steel structures
Faced with the seismic forces metal constructions exhibit a remarkable ductility of the construction material, which allows levels of energy dissipation not found in other materials in the event of an earthquake.
Thanks to lightness of steel, the small size of the structural elements, the construction speed and the more accessible reversibility of the interventions carried out, metal carpentry is the solution that shows the greatest advantages aimed atadjustment of the structure and then al containment of seismic vulnerability.
The seismic adaptation of steel structures
Considering the technical characteristics of the material that determine a wide use in the construction sector, which are the systems for the seismic protection of steel structures?
One possible solution provides applications that operate passively on the building, such as passive seismic dissipators, which are able to make the most of the dissipative capacity during the deformation of the steel elements. These come installed as braces and have the purpose of dissipating the input energy from the earthquake depending on the displacement or speed, depending on the type of heat sink.
If you prefer instead minimally invasive seismic interventions, can be installed smart seismic devices such as I-Pro 1. This innovative technology operates actively reacting to the seismic event and activating only if it detects such tremors as to be able to generate potential effects on the structures.
I-Pro1 develops a modulated force on the accelerations undergone by the building to minimize its oscillations. The active seismic dissipator is installed on the roof of the building and is ideal for medium-large steel structures.
Thanks to sensors of motion applied to the building, I-Pro 1 also performs a function of seismic protection, monitoring the steel structure 24 hours a day.
I-Pro 1 is the intelligent active technology for the seismic protection of existing buildings.
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