The focus of this paper is on the use of multiple Tuned Liquid Dampers (TLDs) as passive control devices to reduce the multi-modal responses of tall buildings and high-rise structures to earthquake ground motion excitation. A model of a 3-story building with one and two TLDs was installed on a shaking-table. The system was subjected to three earthquake time histories. Then the mechanical models and the equations of motion for the systems of tall buildings and high-rise structures with TLDs are established. Here, the solution of the dynamic liquid pressure is based on the method of the Volume of Fluid and the seismic responses are obtained by use of the state equation. The comparisons show that theoretical results are generally in good agreement with experiments. It is observed that the approach presented in this paper proved to be quite effective both in the numerical example and in the seismic simulating tests.
Experimental Verifications on Seismic Response Control of Tall Structures by Multiple Tuned Liquid Dampers
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Li, H, Jia, Y, & Wang, S. "Experimental Verifications on Seismic Response Control of Tall Structures by Multiple Tuned Liquid Dampers." Proceedings of the ASME/JSME 2004 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference. Seismic Engineering, Volume 1. San Diego, California, USA. July 25–29, 2004. pp. 37-43. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/PVP2004-2902
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