Research Article

Frontiers of Architecture and Civil Engineering in China

, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 51-62

First online:

Control of wind-induced vibration of long-span bridges and tall buildings

  • Gu Ming Affiliated withState Key Laboratory for Disaster Reduction in Civil Engineering, Tongji University Email author 

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With the rapid increase in scales of structures, research on controlling wind-induced vibration of large-scale structures, such as long-span bridges and super-tall buildings, has been an issue of great concern. For wind-induced vibration of large-scale structures, vibration frequencies and damping modes vary with wind speed. Passive, semiactive, and active control strategies are developed to improve the wind-resistance performance of the structures in this paper. The multiple tuned mass damper (MTMD) system is applied to control vertical bending buffeting response. A new semiactive lever-type tuned mass damper (TMD) with an adjustable frequency is proposed to control vertical bending buffeting and torsional buffeting and flutter in the whole velocity range of bridge decks. A control strategy named sinusoidal reference strategy is developed for adaptive control of wind-induced vibration of super-tall buildings. Multiple degrees of freedom general building aeroelastic model with a square cross-section is tested in a wind tunnel. The results demonstrate that the proposed strategies can reduce vibration effectively, and can adapt to wind-induced vibration control of large-scale structures in the uncertain dynamic circumstance.


long-span bridge tall building wind-induced vibration tuned mass damper(TMD) multiple tuned mass damper (MTMD) semiactive tuned mass damper adaptive feedforward sinusoidal reference strategy wind tunnel test