When seismic waves start to penetrate a base of building structure, seismic dampers can decrease their damaging effect and improve the building's seismic performance . Some samples of seismic dampers design and implementation are presented in the images below:
Light damping Lead-Rubber Bearing being tested at the UCSD facility.
Tuned mass damper in Taipei 101, the world's second tallest skyscraper.
Pyramid-shaped skyscraper to prevent buildings' resonant amplifications.
See also Edit
- Chu, S.Y.; Soong, T.T.; Reinhorn, A.M. (2005). Active, Hybrid and Semi-Active Structural Control. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0470013524.