A study on effectiveness of tuned viscous mass damper incorporated into reinforced concrete building

Yoshifumi Sugimura, Kohju Ikago, Wataru Goto, Kenji Saito, Norio Inoue

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Abstract

Although it is recognized that a tuned mass damper (TMD) is very effective in reducing wind-induced response of a structure, it is not in reducing earthquake-induced response. This is because a very large supplemental mass is required for seismic control of the structure. The authors have proposed a new seismic response control system, the tuned viscous mass damper (TVMD) that has an apparent mass amplifying mechanism to obtain a large supplemental mass effect enough to suppress earthquake-induced excitations. In this paper, the applicability and effectiveness of the TVMD to an inelastic MDOF system are illustrated by a design example.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)841-846
Number of pages6
JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
Volume17
Issue number37
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1

Keywords

  • Fixed point theory
  • Passive control
  • Reinforced concrete building
  • Tuned viscous mass damper

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction

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