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Vibration Suppression Using Distributed Tuned Mass Damper Technology

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F. Yang, R. Sedaghati

Concordia University, Montréal, QC, Canada

E. Esmailzadeh

University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, ON, Canada

Paper No. DETC2010-28738, pp. 705-709; 5 pages
  • ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 5: 22nd International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology; Special Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 15–18, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division and Computers in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4413-7 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3881-5
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME


The Distributed Tuned Mass Damper (DTMD) technology, which is one of the modifications of the classical Tuned Mass Damper (TMD) technique, is defined as the multiple TMD design based on one mode of the primary structures. The modeling procedure for this kind of problem is similar to that for the single TMD design, especially for discrete (or modeled as) primary structures, such as the building-type structures. Therefore, the challenge work in this area is to attain the best vibration suppression performance through an optimally designed DTMD system. From the point of optimization, basically, two typical approaches have been utilized to design the DTMD system. The first one is to directly obtain the transfer function and then define the variance or the Dynamic Magnification Factors (DMF) as objective functions, which was utilized by many researchers. In the other methodology, the transfer function is expressed as a dynamic model with an optimal H2 controller under predefined form. In this study, a new optimal DTMD design approach will be presented, in which the optimization objective function and method will be established based on the Linear Quadratic Controller design method. The presented method provides a simple and straightforward way to design the DTMD system. The numerical example will be presented to illustrate the vibration suppression performance of the optimally designed DTMD system.

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