The passive control of vibrations has received in recent years a great deal of attention from researchers. Several types of devices have been proposed in order to reduce the dynamic responses of different kinds of structural systems. Among them, the Tuned Liquid Column Damper (TLCD) has proved to be very effective in reducing vibration of structures. However, since the equations governing the TLCD controlled systems response is nonlinear, the calibration of TLCD parameters is time consuming and not convenient to perform in a pre-design phase. In this context, it has recently been introduced by the authors a formula that allows to choose the optimal parameters of TLCD in a direct and fast way. This ready-to-use and straightforward proposed formulation has been verified by comparison with the numerical Monte Carlo simulation based on the nonlinear complete system and, in this paper numerical results obtained with the proposed formulation are validated through an experimental campaign on a small scale SDOF shear-type model built in the Experimental Dynamic Laboratory of University of Palermo and equipped with a TLCD excited at the base with random noises through a shaking table.

Experimental validation of a direct pre-design formula for TLCD

LO IACONO, FRANCESCO;NAVARRA, GIACOMO CAMILLO;
2014

Abstract

The passive control of vibrations has received in recent years a great deal of attention from researchers. Several types of devices have been proposed in order to reduce the dynamic responses of different kinds of structural systems. Among them, the Tuned Liquid Column Damper (TLCD) has proved to be very effective in reducing vibration of structures. However, since the equations governing the TLCD controlled systems response is nonlinear, the calibration of TLCD parameters is time consuming and not convenient to perform in a pre-design phase. In this context, it has recently been introduced by the authors a formula that allows to choose the optimal parameters of TLCD in a direct and fast way. This ready-to-use and straightforward proposed formulation has been verified by comparison with the numerical Monte Carlo simulation based on the nonlinear complete system and, in this paper numerical results obtained with the proposed formulation are validated through an experimental campaign on a small scale SDOF shear-type model built in the Experimental Dynamic Laboratory of University of Palermo and equipped with a TLCD excited at the base with random noises through a shaking table.
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