BUILDINGS & STRUCTURES

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Wide column spans along with the use of high strength material (less of which would provide the needed structural integrity) tend to make pedestrian bridges, staircases, and floor systems flexible and oscillatory. Human activities (walking, running, dancing, etc.) can set these structures to vibrate excessively.

Modern light-weight structures such as chimneys, towers and high-rises are also susceptible to being oscillatory. Environmental effects (wind and seismic activities) can induce high levels of vibration in such structures.

When structural modifications such as adding mass and/or stiffness to flexible structures are neither practical nor effective enough in quieting vibration, DEICON recommends the use of tuned mass dampers (TMDs) in place of or in conjunction with these measures. High level of effectiveness, negligible weight penalty and ease of installation make TMDs a cost-effective and non-intrusive vibration control solution for both new and existing structures.

In addition to viscous and visco-elastic dampers, DEICON designs, builds, and implements passive, semi-active, and active tuned mass dampers for various structural applications.

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