Effect of passive damping devices on the response of wind-sensitive structures

You Lin Xu, B. Samali, K. C S Kwok

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An exploratory study is made of the possible application of Tuned Liquid Column Dampers (TLCD) as an energy dissipating device to reduce the response of tall buildings and other structures subjected to wind loads. It is found that TLCD systems are capable of reducing the structural response with a relatively small mass and can achieve the same response reduction levels as those by traditional Tuned Mass Damper (TMD) systems with only half the mass. The system will be most effective when TLCD and TMD systems are combined to form a new system (TLCMD). TLCD system offers several advantages including simplicity and easy tuning and retuning to natural period of the structure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-44
Number of pages7
JournalNational Conference Publication - Institution of Engineers, Australia
Issue number90 pt 10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1990
Externally publishedYes
EventSecond National Structural Engineering Conference 1990 - Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 3 Oct 19905 Oct 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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