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Ball-cup and cylinder-cylinder dampers for structural vibration dissipation
Author(s): Leonard L. Koss; John S. Rusli; Boon T. Lim
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Paper Abstract

Wind induced structural vibration of mast and tower structures on top of tall buildings can generate structural fatigue of the masts ad transmit vibration into the building. A method of reducing these vibrations is by installing a vibration absorber into the top of the mast. An experimental investigation into the use of cylinder-cup vibration absorbers for reducing motions of two model masts is reported in this paper. Test data include coefficients of friction, damping ratios and several dimensionless groups associated with vibration. These absorbers can be used successfully to reduce mast vibrations when properly scaled.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2720, Smart Structures and Materials 1996: Passive Damping and Isolation, (1 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239084
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Leonard L. Koss, Monash Univ. (Australia)
John S. Rusli, Monash Univ. (Australia)
Boon T. Lim, Monash Univ. (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2720:
Smart Structures and Materials 1996: Passive Damping and Isolation
Conor D. Johnson, Editor(s)

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