58. VISCOUS-DAMPER WITH MOTION AMPLIFICATION DEVICE FOR HIGH RISE BUILDING APPLICATIONS

Adding damping by the use of various damping devices has become an accepted method to reduce wind induced vibrations in tall buildings. An interesting example of a 39 story office tower is presented where large projected accelerations are the result of vortex shedding of an adjacent existing 52-story building. Viscous dampers and a toggle brace type motion amplification system are used to suppress the anticipated accelerations. A description of the damping system and its analytical simulation are discussed. This paper includes a nonlinear analysis of the tower, with time history forcing functions derived from wind tunnel testing. Cost data for the damper system is also presented.