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Flagpole – Wisconsin
The highest flagpole of the USA is located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Due to a lack of knowledge and experience concerning vibrations in high, slender structures, a previous attempt at building a high flagpole was unsuccessful. Together with Flow Engineering, the new flagpole-builder managed to exceed the ambitions of the final customer by 20%.
In order to minimize the movement caused by waves and increase the lifetime of the platform, additional damping was required. The necessary amount of damping was calculated by the general engineering company for this project. Based on this information the Tuned Mass Damper was designed and engineered by Flow Engineering.
Windseeker is a 92 meter high thrill-ride located at several amusement parks in the United States of America and Canada. It will rotate its riders around the center tower and take them to a height of 80 meters.