Seismic Vulnerability of Cabinet Facility with Tuned Mass Dampers Subjected to High- and Low-Frequency Earthquakes

Thanh-Tuan Tran, Anh-Tuan Cao, Dookie Kim, Seongkyu Chang
2020 Applied Sciences  
The study investigates the collapse probability of a cabinet facility with a tuned mass damper (TMD) subjected to high- and low-frequency earthquakes. For this aim, a prototype of the cabinet in Korea is utilized for the numeric simulation. The accuracy of the finite element model is evaluated via the impact hammer tests. To mitigate the seismic response of the structure, a TMD system is developed whose properties are designed based on the outcomes from the modal analysis (i.e., modal
more » ... e., modal frequencies and mode shapes). Furthermore, the influences of earthquake frequency contents on the seismic response are evaluated. The numeric analyses are conducted using a series of eighty earthquakes that are classified into two groups corresponding to low- and high-frequency motions. Finally, fragility curves are developed for the cabinet subjected to different ground motion sets. The results quantify the seismic vulnerability of the structure and demonstrate the influences of earthquake frequency contents and the vibration control system on the seismic response of the cabinet.
doi:10.3390/app10144850 fatcat:rhbkxrkyunhkjeicxklfr5phgm