Performance of Dual-layer Multiple Tuned Mass Dampers for Structures Under Ground Excitations
|Published in:||International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, December 2006, n. 4, v. 6|
The dual-layer multiple tuned mass dampers (DL-MTMD) with a uniform distribution of natural frequencies are proposed, which consist of one large tuned mass damper (L-TMD) and an arbitrary number of small tuned mass dampers (S-TMD). The structure is represented by a generalized system corresponding to the specific vibration mode to be controlled. The criterion for assessing the optimum parameters and effectiveness of the DL-MTMD is based on the minimization of the minimum values of the maximum dynamic magnification factors (DMF) of the structure installed with the DL-MTMD. Also considered is the stroke of the DL-MTMD. The proposed DL-MTMD system is demonstrated to show higher effectiveness and robustness to the change in frequency tuning, in comparison to the multiple tuned mass dampers (MTMD) with equal total mass ratios. It is also demonstrated to be more effective than the dual tuned mass dampers (DTMD) with one large and one small tuned mass damper, but they maintain the same level of robustness to the change in frequency tuning. The DL-MTMD system can be easily manufactured as the optimum value for the linking dashpots between the structure and L-TMD is shown to be zero.
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