Seismic design methodology for control of 3D buildings by means of multiple tuned-mass-dampers

Oren Lavan, Yael Daniel

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In this chapter, an efficient design methodology which sizes, tunes and allocates multiple tuned-mass dampers in 3D irregular structures is presented. The proposed methodology is based on an iterative analysis/redesign algorithm which, while using two steps in each iteration, allows obtaining a very efficient amount of added dampers’ mass while converging to an allowable response of the structure. This performance-based design methodology is simple, relies on analysis tools only, and is fast converging, all of which make it very attractive for practical use.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-460
Number of pages24
JournalComputational Methods in Applied Sciences
StatePublished - 2013


  • Dynamic vibration absorbers
  • Fully stressed design
  • Irregular structures
  • Multiple mode vibration
  • Seismic control
  • Tuned mass dampers

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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