Seismic energy assessment of buildings with tuned vibration absorbers

Said Elias*

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Seismic analysis and energy assessment of building installed with distributed tuned vibration absorbers (d-TVAs) are presented. The performance of d-TVAs is compared with single tuned vibration absorber (STVA) installed at the top of the building. The placements of the d-TVAs are based on the modal properties of the uncontrolled and controlled buildings. The governing equations of motion of the building with the STVA and d-TVAs are solved by employing Newmark's integration method. Various energies under earthquake ground excitations are computed to study the effectiveness of using the STVA and d-TVAs. It is concluded that the use of the d-TVAs is the most competent because it effectively dissipates the seismic energy, and they are convenient to install requiring reduced space, as are placed at various floors.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2051687
JournalShock and Vibration
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes


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