Use of Overhead Water Tank to Reduce Peak Response of the Structure
Bhosale Dattatray1, G. R. Patil2, Sachin Maskar3

1Mr. Dattatray K. Bhosale, Department of Civil Engineering, R.S.C.O.E University of Pune India.
2Prof. G. R. Patil, Department of Civil Engineering, R.S.C.O.E, Pune India.
3Mr. Sachin Maskar, Department of Civil Engineering, V. K. Patil College of Engineering, University of Pune, Ahemadnagar India.
Manuscript received on 10 July 2014 | Revised Manuscript received on 20 July 2014 | Manuscript Published on 30 July 2014 | PP: 60-64 | Volume-4 Issue-2, July 2014 | Retrieval Number: B1743074214/14©BEIESP
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Abstract: This paper presents analytical investigation carried out to study the use of over head water tank as passive TMD using SAP. Three multi-storey concrete structures, three, five and fifteen storey were taken for the study. The water tank was placed at the roof. The mass and frequency of the tank including its water, walls, roof, beams and columns were tuned to the optimized values. The behaviour of the tank subjected to three earthquake data, namely, Elcentro, Bhuj, Washington was studied under three conditions, namely building only with empty tank, two third full tank and full tank with damping. The results shows if the tank is tuned properly it can reduce the peak response of structures subjected to seismic forces.
Keywords: Vibration Control, Seismic Excitation, Passive TMD,Water Tank, Optimization.

Scope of the Article: Behaviour of Structures