Experimental and Numerical Study on Tuned Mass Damper in Controlling Vibration of Frame Structures

Sahoo, Padmabati (2015) Experimental and Numerical Study on Tuned Mass Damper in Controlling Vibration of Frame Structures. MTech thesis.



Day by day, the numbers of taller and lighter structures are continuously increasing in the construction industries which are flexible and having a very low damping value. Those structures can easily fail under structural vibrations induced by earthquake and wind. Therefore several techniques are available today to minimize the vibration of the structure, out of which concept of using TMD is a newer one. There are large numbers of studies on theoretical investigation of behaviour of buildings with tuned mass dampers under various impacts. However, the experimental studies in this area are quite limited. In this thesis, a one-storey and a two-storey building frame models are developed for shake table experiment under sinusoidal excitation to observe the response of the structure with and without TMD. The TMD is tuned to the structural frequency of the structure keeping the stiffness and damping constant. Various parameters such as frequency ratio, mass ratio, tuning ratio etc. are considered to observe the effectiveness and robustness of the TMD in terms of percentage reduction in amplitude of the structure. Then the responses obtained are validated numerically using finite element method. From the study it is observed that, TMD can be effectively used for vibration control of structures.

Item Type:Thesis (MTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Tuned mass damper, Sinusoidal excitation, Frequency ratio, Mass ratio, Tuning ratio
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Civil Engineering > Structural Engineering
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Civil Engineering
ID Code:7605
Deposited By:Mr. Sanat Kumar Behera
Deposited On:18 Sep 2016 17:23
Last Modified:18 Sep 2016 17:23
Supervisor(s):Biswal, K C

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