Multi-modal control of pedestrian bridges using tuned-mass-dampers

Y. Daniel, O. Lavan, R. Levy

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This paper deals with the allocation and sizing of multiple tuned-mass-dampers (MTMDs) in an attempt to retrofit footbridges with multiple critical modes resulting from the excitation of pedestrian traffic. The simple and practical methodology proposed herein includes the use of an iterative analysis/redesign type procedure that converges to a given allowable level of acceleration. An example that uses this methodology to retrofit an existing footbridge is presented.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationStructures Congress 2012 - Proceedings of the 2012 Structures Congress
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2012
EventStructures Congress 2012 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: 29 Mar 201231 Mar 2012

Publication series

NameStructures Congress 2012 - Proceedings of the 2012 Structures Congress


ConferenceStructures Congress 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction


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