Resilient Design using Taylor Damped Moment Frames (TDMF™)
SP3 Senior Research Engineer, Dave Welch, Ph.D., SP3 Senior Associate, D. Jared DeBock, Ph.D., P.E., and Taylor Devices, Inc. Director of Structural Engineering, Nathan Canney, Ph.D., P.E. recently completed a webinar mini-series on the new Taylor Damped Moment Frame (TDMF™), it’s implementation into SP3, and how these dampers can be used in resilient design.
Webinar 1 – Taylor Damped Moment Frame (TDMF™) – System Overview and SP3 Implementation
This webinar aired June 22, 2023 and presented the new Taylor Damped Moment Frame (TDMF™) structural system and its implementation in SP3. The TDMF™ system consists of special steel moment frames with fluid viscous dampers and was recently established through ICC-ES Evaluation Report ESR-4769. TDMF™ buildings are designed with ASCE 7 Chapter 12 design procedures and there is no peer review requirement (a common barrier to designing steel moment frames with dampers up until now). In addition to saving steel and foundation costs, fluid viscous dampers are an excellent solution for reducing earthquake induced drifts and floor accelerations, which makes the TDMF™ system a great choice for resilient design.
Webinar 2 – Resilient Design in SP3 Using the Taylor Damped Moment Frame (TDMF™) System
This webinar aired on July 19, 2023 and demonstrated how the new Taylor Damped Moment Frame (TDMF™) structural system can be used for resilient design. The webinar discussed the “out of the box” performance of the TDMF™ system and showed examples of how SP3 can be used to modify TDMF™ buildings to meet specific functional recovery targets. Presenters provided examples of structural and nonstructural design considerations for resilient design and functional recovery, in addition to comparisons to traditional lateral systems.
For more information regarding the Taylor Damped Moment Frame (TDMF™), please contact Nathan Canney at email@example.com.