TMD-based structural control of high performance steel bridges

Tae Min Kim, Gun Kim, Moon Kyum Kim

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The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of structural control using tuned mass damper (TMD) for suppressing excessive traffic induced vibration of high performance steel bridge. The study considered 1-span steel plate girder bridge and bridge-vehicle interaction using HS-24 truck model. A numerical model of steel plate girder, traffic load, and TMD is constructed and time history analysis is performed using commercial structural analysis program ABAQUS 6.10. Results from analyses show that high performance steel bridge has dynamic serviceability problem, compared to relatively low performance steel bridge. Therefore, the structural control using TMD is implemented in order to alleviate dynamic serviceability problems. TMD is applied to the bridge with high performance steel and then vertical vibration due to dynamic behavior is assessed again. In consequent, by using TMD, it is confirmed that the residual amplitude is appreciably reduced by 85% in steady-state vibration. Moreover, vibration serviceability assessment using 'Reiher-Meister Curve' is also remarkably improved. As a result, this paper provides the guideline for economical design of I-girder using high performance steel and evaluates the effectiveness of structural control using TMD, simultaneously.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012040
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventModern Practice in Stress and Vibration Analysis 2012, MPSVA 2012 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 2012 Aug 282012 Aug 31

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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