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.
|Number of pages
|Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering
|Published - 6 Nov 2013
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology