Feasibility of Implementing Water Tank as Passive Tuned Mass Damper
Tejashri S. Gulve1, Pranesh Murna2
1Miss. Tejashri S. Gulve, Department of Applied Mechanics, Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, (Maharashtra), India.
2Prof. Pranesh Murnal, Head, Department of Applied Mechanics, Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, (Maharashtra), India.
Manuscript received on 8 August 2013 | Revised Manuscript received on 18 August 2013 | Manuscript Published on 30 August 2013 | PP: 12-19 | Volume-3 Issue-3, August 2013 | Retrieval Number: C1067083313/13©BEIESP
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Abstract: This paper presents analytical investigation carried out to study the feasibility of implementing water tank as passive TMD using SAP. Three multi-storey concrete structures, seven and ten 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 behavior of the tank subjected to five earthquake data, namely, El-centro, Bhuj, Kobe, Chichi and N-Palm was studied under four conditions, namely building only with damping, empty tank with damping, full tank with damping and full tank without damping. The results show 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: Quality Control