Seismic response control of structures with lirked fluid inertia mass damper

Satsuya Soda, Kazuki Watai

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    This study proposes a method for controlling seismic response of structures using a Linked Fluid Inertia Hass Damper (LFIMD). The damper has three distinguished mechanical properties; they are the damping effect by viscous fluid, the inertia force by moving fluid at high velocity and the ability to make structural deflection distribution quite uniform by hydraulic link system. In this paper, we first explain how the proposed damper works by basic performance test on a LFIMD. It is confirmed that a mechanical model exactly simulates the experimental results. And then we analytically show how we use the damper to reduce deflection, acceleration and damage concentration to any specific part of structure by making use of LFIMDs. From above, we conclude that seismic response control with LFIMDs is more effective than with existing damping devices.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1071-1079
    Number of pages9
    JournalJournal of Structural and Construction Engineering
    Issue number725
    Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jul 1


    • Damage concentration
    • Linked fluid inertia mass damper
    • Negative stiffness
    • Seismic response control

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Building and Construction
    • Architecture


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