Posts Tagged with Balcony/Mezzanine/Pier Vibration Control

Vibration Control of an Overlook Using Tuned Mass Dampers

Hunter’s Point South Park is a breath-taking waterfront park located on the edge of the East River, in Western Queens, NY. The focal point of the park is Hunter’s Point South overlook, a beautiful cantilevered platform that offers unobstructed views of the New York skyline. The Overlook’s rather low fundamental frequency (3.5 Hz) combined with […]

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Vibration Control of a Concrete, Cantilever Pier Using Tuned Mass Dampers

Grant Street Pier, the focal point for “The Waterfront” development in Vancouver, WA is an attractive, triangular, post-tensioned concrete deck overhanging the water by 90 feet providing an expansive view of Columbia River. A cable system and 80-foot-tall mast support the deck. Since the pier is intended for visitors walking on it as well as […]

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Vibration Control of Long Span Balcony Using a Tuned Mass Damper

Excessive vibration of a long span balcony (mezzanine) in an upscale residence was addressed by using a tuned mass damper tuned to the natural frequency of the first structural mode of the balcony. The TMD was sized to have the nominal active mass of 450 Kg. The depth and height of the TMD were chosen […]

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Balcony Vibration Control Using Tuned Mass Dampers

The irregular shape of three large, 1200 square feet, cantilevered balconies in a high-profile performing arts center resulted in areas at the balcony tip and edge susceptible to potentially annoying levels of vibration. To mitigate this effect, the building designers added tuned mass dampers to the underside of each of the three balconies. Following the […]

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Vibration Control of a Concrete Cantilever Pier Using Tuned Mass Dampers

  The feature article of a recent issue of the Structure Magazine titled “Reclaiming the Waterfront” was about the City of Vancouver, Washington’s new development along the Columbia River with the Grant Street Pier as its centerpiece. The focal point for this development is a concrete cantilever pier with an iconic and attractive form. The […]

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Vibration Control of Long Span Balcony Using a Tuned Mass Damper

The long span balcony (mezzanine) in an up-scale large custom-built, single-family residence, overlooking the large open area of floor below had an unacceptable vibratory attribute. The balcony is supported by a long, wide flange (W21) steel beam that supports approximately 600 square feet of tributary floor area. As anticipated and evident from the measured data, […]

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