Tuned-Mass Dampers

  • Gian Paolo Cimellaro
  • Sebastiano Marasco
Part of the Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering book series (GGEE, volume 45)


In this chapter Tuned-Mass-Dampers (TMDs) are explained. At the beginning the mechanical characteristics and their operation are discussed, and then the design criteria for these seismic isolation systems are defined. At the end of the chapter two practical examples of TMD and Active-Tuned-Mass-Dampers (ATMDs) are inserted.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gian Paolo Cimellaro
    • 1
  • Sebastiano Marasco
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Structural, Geotechnical and Building Engineering (DISEG)Politecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly

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