Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering, The Ohio State University, 470 Hitchcock Hall, 2070 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210 U.S.A
An important subject in vibration control of large structures is the placement of control devices. The goal should be to achieve the best performance with minimum cost. A good number of papers have been published on distribution of control devices in recent years. The purpose of this article is to present a review of the papers published on placement of passive, semi-active, active, and hybrid devices for vibration control of structures subjected to various dynamic loading such as earthquakes and winds. Significant additional research is needed especially in the areas of semi-active and hybrid vibration control of large structures with hundreds or thousands of members to make the adaptive/smart structure technology cost effective.