Recent advances in vibration control of structures with isolation and/or energy dissipation devices

Co-organised by: Evangelos J. Sapountzakis, Konstantinos A. Kapasakalis, Georgios I. Florakis.
School of Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece


The scope of this mini-symposium concerns the mitigation of ambient vibrations, such as earthquakes, wind and wave loading, in structural systems. Towards this direction, vibration control advancements focus lately on the development of passive, semi-active, and active control techniques. Among others, these include the incorporation of additional oscillating masses, that introduce damping to the structural system (i.e., Tuned Mass Dampers - TMD), the application of negative stiffness elements (i.e., Negative Stiffness Devices – NS, and Quasi-Zero Stiffness Oscillators - QZS) and TMDs with Inerters (i.e., Tuned Mass Dampers Inerter - TMDI).


This mini-symposium encourages the submission of research papers presenting new findings in the field of computational modeling, experimental testing and optimization of dynamic vibration absorbers. Topics relevant to this mini-symposium include, but are not limited to:
1) Vibration mitigation of onshore and/or offshore wind turbine towers;
2) Seismic protection techniques for civil engineering structures against horizontal or vertical components of ground motions;
3) Experimental and qualification testing of isolation/dissipation devices;
4) Innovative retrofitting systems (negative stiffness elements, inerters, tuned mass dampers);
5) Design, manufacturing, and testing of novel materials for vibration control of civil engineering structures and infrastructure;
6) Advanced and simplified numerical modelling of vibration isolation and energy dissipation devices

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