Principles of TMD and TLD — Basic Principles and Design Procedure

  • H. Iemura
Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 345)


In this chapter, the principles of TMD (Tuned Mass Damper) are explained. Selection of structural parameters of TMD is discussed based on Den Hartog’s optimum theory for a simplified 2-DOF (degree-of-freedom) system. Design procedure of TMD for implementation to structures is also introduced. Discussions are extended to TLD (Tuned Liquid Damper). Shaking-table tests of TLD for flexible structures at Kyoto University are also introduced.


Main Structure Harmonic Excitation Tune Mass Damper Viscous Damper Tune Liquid Column Damper 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Iemura
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  1. 1.Kyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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