Application of Tuned Mass Dampers for Bridge Decks (PDF, 819 KB)
This contribution gives an introduction about the design and the practical application of Tuned Mass Dampers (TMD). Especially the practical adaptation of the theoretical defined optimum specification and the effect of all relevant parameters will be discussed. On the basis of realized footbridge projects where TMDs have been successfully applied to reduce the occuring vibrations, practical ways for an experimental determination of the relevant dynamic behaviour and the in situ assessment of the TMD effectiveness will be introduced.
Footbridge Vibration Design