Wikipedia: Tuned Mass Damper Feature Summary

Type:
Physics in Your World
Title:
Tuned Mass Damper
Description:
This driven pendulum damps oscillations in one of the world's tallest buildings, Taipei 101. To find out how a mass damper works, visit Wikipedia: Tuned Mass Damper. To see how the system responded to the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake, check out this YouTube video.
Image:
image credit: © Guillaume Paumier / Wikimedia Commons; <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Tuned_mass_damper_-_Taipei_101_-_Wikimania_2007_0224.jpg" target="_blank">image source</a>; <a href="http://www.physicstogo.org/images/features/Tuned-Mass-Damper-large-7-0.jpg" target="_blank">larger image</a>
image credit: © Guillaume Paumier / Wikimedia Commons; image source; larger image
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/Tuned-Mass-Damper-large-7-0.jpg
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July 16, 2008 - August 1, 2008