Guangzhou new TV tower: Integrated structural health monitoring and vibration control

Yiqing Ni, H. F. Zhou

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The Guangzhou New TV Tower (GNTVT) with a total height of 610 m is the landmark of the Guangzhou city in China and the tallest TV tower in the world. It comprises a 454 m high main tower and a 156 m high antenna mast. The main tower is a tube-in-tube structure consisting of a steel lattice outer structure and a reinforced concrete inner structure. The antenna mast is a steel structure founded on the top of the main tower. To ensure the safety during construction and the operational performance during typhoons and earthquakes of this challenging structure, a sophisticated long-term structural health monitoring system consisting of about 800 sensors has been implemented for on-line monitoring at both construction and service stages. In the meanwhile, a hybrid mass damper control system is installed on the main tower and two tuned mass dampers are suspended on the antenna mast for suppressing wind-induced vibration of GNTVT. This paper outlines the structural health monitoring system and the vibration control system for GNTVT and their integration.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStructures Congress 2010
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010
EventStructures Congress 2010 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 12 May 201015 May 2010


ConferenceStructures Congress 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction


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