Allocation and Sizing of Multiple Tuned Mass Dampers for Seismic Control of Irregular Structures

Yael Daniel, Oren Lavan, Robert Levy

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Abstract

This chapter presents a methodology for the optimal design of multiple tuned mass dampers (TMDs) in 3D irregular buildings. The objective function minimizes the total mass of all added TMDs while constraints are added to limit the total accelerations experienced at the edges of the floors in the direction parallel to each edge. The formulation of the design methodology relies on optimality criteria conjectured herein; hence, a two-stage iterative analysis/redesign procedure, that is based on analysis tools only, is resulted. The methodology applies to all types of irregularity, which allows the application of the methodology in a practical design process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-338
Number of pages16
JournalGeotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering
Volume24
DOIs
StatePublished - 6 Nov 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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