Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology

, Volume 20, Issue 9, pp 1346–1354 | Cite as

Use of TLD and MTLD for control of wind-induced vibration of tall buildings

  • Young-Moon Kim
  • Ki-Pyo You
  • Nag-Ho Ko
  • Sung-Won Yoon


Excessive acceleration experienced at the top floors in a building during wind storms affect the serviceability of the building with respect to occupant comfort and discomfort. Tuned liquid damper (TLD) and multiple tuned liquid damper (MTLD), which are passive control devices consisting of a rigid tank filled with liquid, are used to suppress vibration of structures. These TLD and MTLD offer several potential advantages — low costs, easy installation in existing structures and effectiveness even for small-amplitude vibrations. This study carries out a theoretical estimation of the most effective damping ratios that can be achieved by TLD and MTLD. Damping by TLD an MTLD reduced the frequency response of high-rise buildings by approximately 40% in urban and suburban areas.

Key Words

Serviceability Tuned Liquid Damper Multiple Tuned Liquid Damper Passive Control Device 


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© The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers (KSME) 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Young-Moon Kim
    • 1
  • Ki-Pyo You
    • 1
  • Nag-Ho Ko
    • 2
  • Sung-Won Yoon
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Architecture and Urban EngineeringChonbuk National UniversityChonjuKorea
  2. 2.Hanseok Engineering CompanySeoulKorea
  3. 3.School of ArchitectureSeoul National University of TechnologySeoulKorea

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