Optimal distribution of tuned mass dampers in wind-sensitive structures

L. A. Bergman, D. M. McFarland, J. K. Hall, E. A. Johnson, A. Kareem

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Abstract

Modern high-rise buildings are susceptible to excessive accelerations at the upper floors in wind storms due to flexibility and low damping. In order to keep acceleration levels below the threshold of discomfort, an increase in damping may be required. One approach to augmenting the inherent damping of the structure is the introduction of one or more dynamic vibration absorbers or tuned mass dampers to the structure. Acting as damped secondary systems, TMD's can contribute significantly to the damping of the combined structure, thus reducing its response. Herein, we will investigate the effects of various TMD parameters, such as number, location, and mass distribution, upon the response of the primary structure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProc ICOSSAR 89 5th Int Conf Struct Saf Reliab
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages95-102
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0872627438
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
EventProceedings of ICOSSAR '89, the 5th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, Part I - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Aug 7 1989Aug 11 1989

Publication series

NameProc ICOSSAR 89 5th Int Conf Struct Saf Reliab

Other

OtherProceedings of ICOSSAR '89, the 5th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, Part I
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
Period8/7/898/11/89

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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