Conference Title: International Conference in Business,Technology and Innovation 2013
Conference Title: UBT Publications
Contributing Editos: Prof. Albert Qarri, Prof. Ibrahim Krasniqi, Krenare Pireva, Evelina Bazini, Nita Abrashi
Co-Organizers: Ardian Emini, Vlora Aliu, Betim Gashi, Xhemajl Mehmeti, Kushtrim Dragusha, Murat Retkoceri, Kaltrina Bunjaku, Leonita Braha
Start Date: 2013-11-01
End Date: 2013-11-02
Venue, City, Country: : Hotel Bleart , Durres , Albania

Paper Title

Tuned Mass Damper: An Intelligent Device as a Protection System Instructural Engineering


Feti Selmani, Musa Stavileci


Nowadays, destructive environmental forces such as earthquakes, tsunamis and winds accompanied with landslides, have mobilized the minds of the civil engineering communities around the world for finding new and better means for the protection of structures. As it is well known already, the conventional design approach, requires, that the structures passively resist environmental disturbances through a combination of strength, deformability and energy dissipation. Our experience shows that this is neither sufficient nor satisfactory. The basic role of passive energy dissipation devices when incorporated into a structure is to absorb or consume a portion of the input energy, thereby reducing energy dissipation demand on the primary structural members and minimizing possible structural damage. This paper represents an effort to strengthen the structural engineer’s interest on the problem of our modern times:passive energy dissipation. A number of these devices have been currently installed in structures throughout the world or is under testing. In this paper we have approached one of them: Tuned Mass Damper (TMD).


Absorption, Passive energy dissipation, Tuned Mass Damper, Optimal damping, Control