Vibration Control of an Industrial Building through the Vibrating Barrier

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Abstract

Devices such as isolators, dampers and tuned mass dampers are now widely used in the construction industry for earthquake engineering to reduce vibration in new and, in a few cases, existing buildings. However, the use of those vibration control devices implies structural modifications that might be costly of prohibitive. In this context, a novel passive control device called Vibrating Barrier (ViBa) has been recently proposed. The ViBa is a massive structure, hosted in the soil and detached from the other structures, calibrated for absorbing portion of the ground motion input energy. The proposed device is applied to a model of an industrial building. Parametric analyses have been performed considering various soil profiles and mechanical/geometrical properties of the device. Significant reductions of maximum displacements are achieved for short distances and small ViBa damping ratio under harmonic ground motion.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSECED 2015 conference: earthquake risk and engineering towards a resilient world
Place of PublicationCambridge
Pages0-0
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jul 2015
EventSECED 2015 conference: earthquake risk and engineering towards a resilient world - 9-10 July 2015, Cambridge UK
Duration: 9 Jul 2015 → …

Conference

ConferenceSECED 2015 conference: earthquake risk and engineering towards a resilient world
Period9/07/15 → …

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    Cacciola, P., Tombari, A., & Zentner, I. (2015). Vibration Control of an Industrial Building through the Vibrating Barrier. In SECED 2015 conference: earthquake risk and engineering towards a resilient world (pp. 0-0).