Vibration control

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In earthquake engineering, vibration control is a set of technical means for decreasing seismic loads and improving seismic performance of building structures.

Dry-stone walls control of Machu Picchu Temple of the Sun, Peru
Tuned mass damper control in Taipei 101, the world's second tallest skyscraper

Types of vibration control devices[change | change source]

All vibration control devices may be classified as passive, active [1] or hybrid.[2] The first kind is the simplest one and, therefore, widespread. Passive control devices represent different types of base isolators and seismic dampers.

Base isolators restrict penetration of potentially damaging seismic waves into a building structure while dampers decrease destructive effect of those waves.

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References[change | change source]

  1. PASSIVE AND ACTIVE VIBRATION ISOLATION SYSTEMS
  2. Chu, S.Y.; Soong, T.T.; Reinhorn, A.M. (2005). Active, Hybrid and Semi-Active Structural Control. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0470013524.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)