A Comparative Analysis of TLCD-Equipped Shear Buildings under Dynamic Loads

Document Type: Research Paper

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University of Brasilia, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Campus Darcy Ribeiro, Brasilia-DF, 70919-970, Brazil

Abstract

This study targets the behavior of shear buildings equipped with tuned liquid column dampers (TLCD) which attenuate dynamic load-induced vibrations. TLCDs are a passive damping system used in tall buildings. This kind of damper has proven to be very efficient, being an excellent alternative to mass dampers. A dynamic analysis of the structure-damper system was made using the software DynaPy, developed in the research process. The software solves the equations of motion through numeric integration using the central differences method. The simulations results obtained with DynaPy showed that the use of TLCD can reduce the dynamic response significantly for both harmonic excitations and random excitations.

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