An innovative pendulum-type column-in-column (PCIC) system for structural vibration control induced by seismic ground excitations

Xiaojun Fang, Hong Hao, Kaiming Bi

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Abstract

Recently, a sliding-type column-in-column (SCIC) system was proposed by the authors to reduce structural response using the TMD concept. The idea of the SCIC design is to split a column into an external and an internal column to form a nonconventional TMD system to control vibrations while not increasing the size nor compromising the load bearing ability of the column. It was found that the control effectiveness of this SCIC system became less effective when a large superstructure acting on the system. To overcome this drawback, the SCIC system is modified by converting the internal column into a pendulum TMD (PTMD) in this paper, i.e., forming a pendulum-type column-in-column (PCIC) system. To investigate the effectiveness of this novel system, the optimum design formulae of the system are firstly derived using the classical ‘fixed point’ theory. Sensitivity analyses are then carried out to validate the robustness of this system with respect to the superstructure mass, stiffness and damping of the PTMD. Nonlinear time history analyses are performed on the commercial software ABAQUS to demonstrate the control effectiveness. Both analytical and numerical results indicate that the proposed PCIC system shows a good robustness and performance in controlling seismic response of tall slender structures.

Original languageEnglish
Article number113990
JournalEngineering Structures
Volume256
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Numerical simulation
  • Pendulum-type CIC system
  • PTMD
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Vibration control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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