Adding Dampers

1 - Introduction

Dampers can be installed in the structural frame of a building to absorb some of the energy going into the building from the shaking ground during an earthquake. The dampers reduce the energy available for shaking the building. This means that the building deforms less, so the chance of damage is reduced.

There are many types of dampers that can be installed in buildings. Here are some of them:

Adding Dampers 2 - Metallic Dampers
Adding Dampers 3 - Friction Dampers
Adding Dampers 4 - Viscous Fluid Dampers


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