Effectiveness of variably tuned liquid damper in suppressing dynamic excitation

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Samali, Bijan, Zahrai, Seyed M, Vrcelj, Zora and Abbasi, Saeed (2011) Effectiveness of variably tuned liquid damper in suppressing dynamic excitation. In: Incorporating sustainable practice in mechanics and structures of materials : proceedings of the 21st Australian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, Melbourne, Australia, 7-10 December 2010. Fragomeni, Sam, Venkatesan, Srikanth, Lam, Nelson and Setunge, Sujeeva, eds. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, pp. 297-301.


Tuned liquid damper (TLD) is a special type of auxiliary damping device which relies on the sloshing of a liquid (water) in a container to counteract the forces acting on the structure. In this paper a new kind of TLD with some movable baffles is experimentally studied. These movable baffles change the dynamic characteristics of the TLD, specially frequency and damping. Response of a five storey benchmark building was utilized to investigate the efficiency of variably tuned liquid damper (VTLD) under dynamic excitations. By observing the performance ofVTLD this study investigates the effects of probable mistuning by changing the depth of water and frequency ratio as welL The damping ratios of the building in several conditions of baffles angles were evaluated using logarithmic decrement technique. The results show that one can enhance the performance of TLDs by installing some movable baffles and overcome probable mistuning of the TLD.

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Item type Book Section
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/22332
DOI 10.1201/b10571-53
ISBN 9780415616577 (print), 9780203829868 (ebook)
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 0203 Classical Physics
Historical > FOR Classification > 0905 Civil Engineering
Current > Division/Research > College of Science and Engineering
Keywords fluid dynamics, tall buildings, structures, vibrations, structural vibration control
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