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Design of multiple viscoelastic tuned mass dampers for floor vibration applications

T Nguyen, EF Gad, JL Wilson, N Haritos, S Fragomeni (ed.), S Venkatesan (ed.), NTK Lam (ed.), S Setunge (ed.)

INCORPORATING SUSTAINABLE PRACTICE IN MECHANICS OF STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS | CRC PRESS-TAYLOR & FRANCIS GROUP | Published : 2011

Abstract

Floor vibration due to human activities is becoming a significant concern to designers and developers of long span lightweight floor systems. Modern office floors have been constructed with longer spans and smaller structural members. Actual office dead loads and floor damping are significantly lower than what they were in the past, increasing the potential for annoying floor vibration. Traditional techniques to reduce vibrations through structural modifications have some serious shortcomings, especially with existing structures. This paper discusses the effectiveness of an innovative configuration for a tuned mass damper (TMD) using viscoelastic material in rectifying problematic floors. In..

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