This study deals with robust optimum design of tuned mass dampers installed on multi-degree-of-freedom systems subjected to stochastic seismic actions, assuming the structural and seismic model parameters to be uncertain. A new global performance index for evaluating the efficiency of protection systems is proposed, as an alternative to commonly used local performance indices such as the maximum interstorey drift. The latter can be considered a good estimator of seismic damage, but it does not measure the whole structural integrity. The direct perturbation method based on first order approximation is adopted to evaluate the effects of uncertainties on the response. The robust design is formulated as a multi-objective optimization problem, in which both the mean and the standard deviation of the performance index are simultaneously minimized. A comparison of the effectiveness and robustness of tuned mass dampers designed using local or global performance indices is carried out, considering different levels of uncertainty.
|Titolo:||Robust design of tuned mass dampers installed on multi degree of freedom structures subjected to seismic action|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1080/0305215X.2014.941288|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|