Robustness of Optimum TMDs According to Change of the Stiffness of the Structure

Sinan Melih Nigdeli(1), Gebrail Bekdaş(2*)

(1) Istanbul University Department of Civil Engineering, Turkey
(2) Istanbul University Department of Civil Engineering, Turkey
(*) Corresponding author

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Robustness of tuned mass dampers (TMDs) is an important issue in seismic control of civil structures, because several assumptions and nonlinear characteristics can change the parameters of the structures. For that reason, this paper investigates the robustness of TMDs for the change of stiffness of the structure. A tuned mass damper optimized by using harmony search method was investigated for all possible optimum values in harmony memory matrix. According to the results, optimum TMD parameters are more robust for the increase of stiffness than the decrease of the stiffness.
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Tuned Mass Dampers; Optimization; Robustness; Harmony Search; Structural Dynamics

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