Moveable Facade Elements for Sustainable High-rise Buildings

Publikation: Beitrag in Buch/Konferenzbericht/Sammelband/GutachtenBeitrag in KonferenzbandEingeladenBegutachtung


  • Yangwen Zhang - , Brandenburg University of Technology (Autor:in)
  • Laurenz Wernicke - , Technische Universität Berlin (Autor:in)
  • Michael Engelmann - , Professur für Nachhaltige Baukonstruktion (Autor:in)
  • Thomas Schauer - , Technische Universität Berlin (Autor:in)
  • Achim Bleicher - , Brandenburg University of Technology (Autor:in)


This paper presents a sustainable semi-active distributed-Multiple Tuned Facade Damping (d-MTFD) system that utilizes the existing mass of the Double-Skin Facade's outer skin as damping mass to mitigate structural vibrations caused by wind excitation. Based on this concept, a prototype with one full-scale parallel moveable facade element has been developed, built, and validated. A stepper
motor working together with its connected energy harvesting circuit is innovatively applied as an adjustable electrical damper and simultaneously as an energy harvester. Its feasibility has been proven through experiments using Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL) simulations. An energy harvesting efficiency of 75% was achieved by using a two-stage power converter as the energy harvesting circuit. The self-sufficiency of the semi-active d-MTFD system was achieved.


TitelIABSE Congress Nanjing 2022
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2022

Externe IDs

Scopus 85142865625
ORCID /0000-0002-1130-3264/work/142245356


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  • distributed-Multiple Tuned Facade Damping system, Double-Skin Facade, electrical damper, grey-box system identification, Hardware-in- the-Loop (HiL) simulation, energy harvesting