Tuned liquid dampers under large amplitude excitation

Dorothy Reed, Harry Yeh, Jinkyu Yu, Sigurdur Gardarsson

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Rectangular tuned liquid dampers were investigated through shaking table tests and numerical modeling for large amplitude excitation. The results confirm earlier work undertaken for small amplitude excitation and considerably contribute to the body of knowledge describing tank behavior under large amplitude excitation. The random choice method of solving the fully nonlinear shallow-water-wave equations captures the underlying physical phenomenon adequately, including wave breaking, for most of the frequency range of interest. The tank behaves as a hardening spring system due to the liquid sloshing motion, and this trend is enhanced as excitation amplitude increases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)923-930
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 1998
EventProceedings of the 1997 2nd European & African Conference on Wind Engineering, 2 EACWE - Genova, Italy
Duration: 22 Jun 199726 Jun 1997

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The support of the US National Science Foundation for this project is gratefully acknowledged.


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