Journal Article Outrigger tuned inertial mass electromagnetic transducers for high-rise buildings subject to long period earthquakes

Asai, Takehiko  ,  Watanabe, Yuta

153pp.404 - 410 , 2017-12 , Elsevier
This paper proposes outrigger tuned inertial mass electromagnetic transducer (TIMET) systems for high-rise buildings subject to long period earthquake excitations. The proposed outrigger TIMET systems consist of the outrigger and TIMET parts. The outrigger damping systems have been proposed as a novel energy dissipation approach to high-rise buildings, in which control devices are installed vertically between the outrigger and perimeter columns to achieve large energy dissipation. While the TIMET has been developed based on the mechanism of the tuned viscous mass damper (TVMD) which can improve energy absorbing capability by taking advantage of resonance effect. However, instead of a viscous material, the damping of the TIMET is provided by a motor which can convert mechanical energy to electrical energy. The focus of this study is to investigate the structural control performance and energy harvesting efficiency of the proposed outrigger TIMET system for high-rise buildings subjected to long period earthquakes through numerical simulations.

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