Verification on effectiveness of a tuned viscous mass damper and its applicability to non-linear structural systems

Tatsuro Arai, Tatsuki Aburakawa, Kohju Ikago, Norio Hori, Norio Inoue

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    Abstract

    In this paper, comparison is made between vibration control systems using viscous damper, viscous mass damper and tuned viscous mass damper. It is shown that the vibration control system using the viscous mass damper is the most effective for linear structural system with the dampers having same damping ratio. Effectiveness of the present vibration control system is verified conducting shaking table tests with small scaled tuned viscous mass dampers. And, applicability of the present vibration control system to non-linear structural systems subjected to seismic ground motions is also shown by performing non-linear time history analyses.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1993-2002
    Number of pages10
    JournalJournal of Structural and Construction Engineering
    Volume74
    Issue number645
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009 Nov

    Keywords

    • Dynamic absorber
    • Fixed point theory
    • Inertial mass
    • Non-linear structure
    • Passive seismic control
    • Tuned viscous mass damper

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Architecture
    • Building and Construction

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