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This Wikipedia article offers a description of tuned mass dampers, which reduce wind-driven vibrations in structures. The site explains the science behind these devices and their applications in large buildings. Numerous images and diagrams are included in the descriptions as well as a helpful animation demonstrating the operation of these devices.
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Waves and Pendula
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image credit: © Guillaume Paumier / Wikimedia Commons; image source; larger image This resource was a Physics To Go feature from July 16, 2008 until August 1, 2008. View the feature here!


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Keywords: simple harmonic motion, taipei 101, vibration absorber
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