Optimal design of tuned mass damper inerter for base-isolated buildings

Dawei Li, Kohju Ikago, Songtao Xue

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Tuned mass dampers (TMD) are installed in base-isolated building to suppress the excessive isolator displacement and acceleration responses of primary structure. By incorporating an inerter element into the original configuration, the seismic performance of TMD is significantly enhanced. In this work, optimal solutions of tuned mass damper inerter (TMDI) for improving the seismic resilience of base-isolated building are proposed. The analytical formulations of optimal design of TMDI are respectively developed to minimize the H2 norm of the displacement of primary structure relative to the base floor and the isolator displacement. The performance of presented optimal methods are validated by using stationary responses under the stochastic excitations. Additionally, the seismic performance of TMDI with parameters obtained from the proposed method are compared with the established methods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStructural Health Monitoring - 8th Asia Pacific Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, 8APWSHM 2020, proceedings
EditorsN. Rajic, M. Veidt, A. Mita, N. Takeda, W.K. Chiu
PublisherAssociation of American Publishers
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781644901304
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event8th Asia-Pacific Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, APWSHM 2020 - Cairns, Australia
Duration: 2020 Dec 92020 Dec 11

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Proceedings
ISSN (Print)2474-3941
ISSN (Electronic)2474-395X


Conference8th Asia-Pacific Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, APWSHM 2020


  • H2-Norm
  • Optimal Design
  • Stationary Analysis
  • Tuned Mass Damper Inerter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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