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Title: Passive control of building structures using double-skin façades as vibration absorbers
Authors: Barone, Giorgio
Palmeri, Alessandro
Khetawat, A.
Keywords: Earthquake engineering
Double-skin façades
Non-classically damped structures
Structural optimisation
Tuned-mass dampers
Vibration absorbers
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © Civil-Comp Press
Citation: BARONE, G., PALMERI, A. and KHETAWAT, A., 2015. Passive control of building structures using double-skin façades as vibration absorbers. IN: Kruis, J., Tsompanakis, Y. and Topping, B.H.V. (eds.). Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, Prague, 1st-4th Sept., Paper 94.
Abstract: The potential of double-skin façade systems as distributed mass dampers to reduce vibrations in tall buildings under seismic excitations is investigated in this paper. The design problem consists of determining flexural stiffness of the outer skin, as well as the stiffness of its links to the primary structure and its damping. These structural parameters are estimated through two alternative optimisation procedures, aiming at minimising the standard deviation of the displacements of the first storey of the primary structure. Numerical results are presented for a set of recorded accelerograms to take into account the effects of non-stationary excitations. A direct approach for the design of the stiffness link is also presented, based on observations deriving from the outcome of the optimisation problem.
Description: This is a conference paper
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.4203/ccp.108.94
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/18653
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.4203/ccp.108.94
ISSN: 1759-3433
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Presentations (Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering)

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