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Vibration Control of Tall Buildings Using Mega Subconfiguration.


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Sadek, F.; Mohraz, B.

Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 123, No. 6, 650-651, June 1997.

Keywords:

high rise buildings; vibration; structures

Abstract:

The authors present an innovative system of vibration control to reduce the dynamic response of tall buildings. By considering the 'mega-substructure configuration' where sub-structures consisting of several floors serve as vibration absorbers, the responses of the structure and its substructures are reduced significantly. This system is cost effective, since it requires no additional masses to control vibrations as tuned mass dampers and vibrations absorbers do.