Journal Title : International Journal of Modern Trends in Engineering and Science


Author’s Name : Hariprasad T R | Abhilash P P  unnamed

Volume 03 Issue 07 2016

ISSN no:  2348-3121

Page no: 230-234

Abstract – Structural engineers are searching for new techniques to minimize the lateral load effects on structures. In order to that, Vibration control of structures using several systems is popular now. Tuned mass damper (TMD) is one of the passive control system using to reduce the vibrations of structure. Damping ratio is the one of the parameter of TMD and it is considered as the same as that of the structure. In this paper, the effect of TMD was studied with different mass ratios and TMD configurations. This research was made to study the simplification of using TMD for controlling vibration of structure in finite element software under a harmonic analysis. A six storied structure made up of RCC is considered for the analyses. Analyses were done by FE software SAP 2000 by using direct integration approach. A non linear Time history analysis was carried out and TMDs were placed in the top two stories with various configurations. Moreover, TMDs with mass ratios 2.5%, 5%, 7.5% and 10% were also considered. Comparison was done between the building with TMD and without TMD. Finally Results of time periods, base shear and maximum displacements were compared using all test models.      

Keywords— Dynamic responses, free vibration characteristics, Non-linear time history analysis, Optimum parameters, TMD  


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