Optimum Tuned Mass Damper Design using Harmony Search with Comparison of Classical Methods

Nigdeli S. M. , Bekdas G. , Sayin B.

International Conference on Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics (ICNAAM), Rhodes, Yunanistan, 19 - 25 Eylül 2016, cilt.1863 identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 1863
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1063/1.4992681
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Rhodes
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Yunanistan


As known, tuned mass dampers (TMDs) are added to mechanical systems in order to obtain a good vibration damping. The main aim is to reduce the maximum amplitude at the resonance state. In this study, a metaheuristic algorithm called harmony search employed for the optimum design of TMDs. As the optimization objective, the transfer function of the acceleration of the system with respect to ground acceleration was minimized. The numerical trails were conducted for 4 single degree of freedom systems and the results were compared with classical methods. As a conclusion, the proposed method is feasible and more effective than the other documented methods.