Damping Systems to Limit the Motion of Tall Buildingsby D. Fraser Sinclair, LeMessurier Consultants, Cambridge, MA, USA,
Abstract: Two types of damping systems have been used successfully in building applications - the Tuned Mass Damper, and Viscoelastic Damping Units. In the past, Tuned Mass Dampers were used in applications where high (over 4%) levels of damping were required. Now, it has been found that viscoelastic damping systems can also achieve high levels of damping. A building example is presented in which both types of damping devices are considered.
Subject Headings: Damping | Viscoelasticity | Building design | Vibration | Wind tunnel
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