Damping Technologies for Tall Buildings provides practical advice on the selection, design, installation and testing of damping systems. Richly illustrated with images and schematics, this book presents expert commentary on different damping systems, giving readers a way to accurately compare between different device categories and gain and understand the advantages and disadvantages of each. In addition, the book covers their economical and sustainability implications. Case studies are included to provide a direct understanding on the possible applications of each device category.
- Provides an expert guide on the selection and deployment of the various types of damping technologies
- Drawn from extensive contributions from international experts and research projects that represent the current state-of-the-art and design in damping technologies
- Includes 25+ real case studies collected with very detailed information on damping design, installation, testing and other building implications
Part 1: Need for Supplementary Damping Devices in Tall Buildings 1. Effect of Damping on Building Response 2. Inherent Damping of Tall Buildings 3. Improved Resiliency Through damping 4. Wind-Excited Motion and Performance Objectives 5. Earthquake-Excited Motion and Performance Objectives 6. Practical and Economic Considerations 7. Damping System Sustainability 8. Alternative to Damping Devices
Part 2: Introduction to Supplementary Damping Devices 9. Passive Damping Systems 10. Active, Semi-Active, and Hybrid Systems 11. Multiple Damping Strategies 12. Comparison of Dampers in Tall Buildings
Part 3: Design Procedures of Buildings with Damping Devices 13. Available Codes and Design Tools 14. Passive Damping Systems 15. Active, Semi-Active and Hybrid Systems 16. Tall Building Retrofit 17. Damper Strategy Optimization
Part 4: Building System Interaction 18. Architectural Appearance 19. Elevators 20. Mechanical Systems 21. Façade
Part 5: Testing, Inspection and Maintenance 21. Pre Installation Tests 22. Commissioning and System Tuning 23. Fatigue of Dampers 24. Building Health Monitoring 25. Ongoing Maintenance 26. Post Extreme Event Inspections 27. Transportation, Construction and Care of Works 28. USRC Rating System
Part 6: Case Studies 29. Distributed Damping Systems 30. Isolated Damping Systems
Part 6: Future of Damped Systems 31. Wind Design 32. Seismic Design 33. Future Design
Part 7: Conclusions 34. Trend Data for Tall Buildings with Damped Devices 35. Design Considerations 36. Design Optimization
Dr. Trabucco is involved in teaching and research activities related to tall buildings, including the LCA analysis of tall buildings, service core design and issues pertaining the renovation/refurbishment of tall buildings.
Dr. Lago is involved in the research on "A study on the Damping Technologies available for Tall Buildings: Comfort and Safety sponsored by Bouygues Construction. His background is in Architectural/Engineering with a bachelor/master degree from the University of Padua. He additionally completed a master in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.