Dampers Hold Sway

by Eric Rasmussen,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1997, Vol. 67, Issue 3, Pg. 40-43


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: In the wake of earthquakes like Kobe and Northridge, structural engineers in seismic design have begun to consider a new tool - seismic dampers. There are many different kinds, though, and many different ways to use this upstart technology.

Subject Headings: Earthquake engineering | Earthquake resistant structures | Damping | Seismic effects | Seismic design

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