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Wind and Structures   Volume 2, Number 1, March 1999, pages 69-83
Optimal design of wind-induced vibration control of tall buildings and high rise structures
Qiusheng Li, Hong Cao, Guiqing Li, Shujing Li, and Dikai Liu

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    The most common used control device on tall buildings and high-rise structures is active and passive tuned mass damper (ATMD and TMD). The major advantages of ATMD and TMD are discussed. The existing installations of various passive/active control devices on real structures are listed. A set of parameter optimization methods is proposed to determine optimal parameters of passive tuned mass dampers under wind excitation. Simplified formulas for determining the optimal parameters are proposed so that the design of a TMD can be carried out easily. Optimal design of wind-induced vibration control of frame structures is investigated. A thirty-story tall building is used as an example to demonstrate the procedure and to verify the efficiency of ATMD and TMD with the optimal parameters.
Key Words
    optimization, active structural control, tuned mass damper, wind-induced vibration, tall buildings.
Department of Building and Construction, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.rnDepartment of Civil Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, USArnDepartment of Civil Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, China

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