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Shock and Vibration
Volume 2018, Article ID 1623103, 18 pages
Research Article

Mechanical Performance and Design Method of Improved Lead Shear Damper with Long Stroke

Beijing Key Laboratory of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Retrofit, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100124, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Haoxiang He; moc.361@6587xhh

Received 2 July 2017; Revised 12 November 2017; Accepted 2 January 2018; Published 29 January 2018

Academic Editor: Felice Ponzo

Copyright © 2018 Baoshun Wang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The paper presents experimental study on an improved plate lead shear damper with long stroke (ILSD-LS) which is developed to meet the engineering requirements for high-rise structures with long periods subjected to the long-period earthquakes. Finite element analysis is also carried out to investigate the proposed damper. Based on the ideal rigid-plastic constitutive law of lead, a mechanical model of the ILSD-LS is established. Compared with ordinary dampers, ILSD-LS has better damping force, energy dissipation capacity, and stability according to the results of simulation and experiments. The method of calculating damping force is reasonable and accurate. In order to verify the damping effect of ILSD-LS for the structures with long periods under long-period ground motions, the nonlinear time history analysis of a typical high-rise structure with ILSD-LS is carried out. The numerical results indicate that the seismic responses of the high-rise structure with ILSD-LS are significantly reduced when subjected to long-period ground motion.