3.1.12. Damping Commands

OpenSees provides the user several method to construct damping in their model. List of the available method are: References


Chopra, A. K., & McKenna, F. (2016). Modeling viscous damping in nonlinear response history analysis of buildings for earthquake excitation. Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, 45(2), 193-211. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/eqe.2622


Scott, M. H. (2019, September 12). Be careful with modal damping. Portwood Digital. Retrieved August 27, 2022, from https://portwooddigital.com/2019/09/12/be-careful-with-modal-damping/


Huang Y, Sturt R, Willford M. 2019. `A damping model for nonlinear dynamic analysis providing uniform damping over a frequency range. Computers & Structures, 212, 101-109. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruc.2018.10.016


Tian Y, Huang Y, Qu Z, Fei Y, Lu X. 2023. `High-performance uniform damping model for response history analysis in OpenSees. Journal of Earthquake Engineering, https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13632469.2022.2124557