Tuned Mass Damper (TMD) for Bridges

Bridges, integral to our infrastructure, must effectively manage external forces like wind, and pedestrian loads, all of which can induce vibrations and potentially lead to discomfort and structural fatigue. One of the most effective ways to counteract these vibrations is by incorporating a Bridge Damper, specifically a Tuned Mass Damper (TMD).

Vibrations induced by pedestrian loads are a common challenge, and precise calculation methods such as described in the JRC 53442, Hivoss, and Sétra are employed to assess their impact. By strategically applying a Tuned Mass Damper to a bridge, the overall damping of the structure is significantly increased. This proactive measure becomes crucial as bridges, without Tuned Mass Dampers, are typically calculated with a natural damping of 0.4%. In contrast, the integration of a Tuned Mass Damper can elevate the damping up to 5%, substantially reducing the bridge’s sensitivity to vibrations.

At Flow Engineering, we specialize in the calculation, design, and supply of these damper systems tailored to client requirements. Our expertise spans over two decades, positioning us as a leading supplier of highly reliable Bridge Dampers worldwide.

Whether addressing vibrations induced by wind, traffic, or pedestrian loads, our Bridge Damper system, in the form of Tuned Mass Dampers, operates with precision, responding to oscillations in a deconstructive manner and preventing potential damage. This sophisticated engineering approach ensures optimal performance across various scenarios.

For inquiries, consultation, or to discuss the integration of a Bridge Damper, particularly a Tuned Mass Damper, into your project, please contact us at +31 (0)180 – 63 11 60.

  • Preventing dynamic problems at the design phase
  • Analyzing and solving vibration problems in existing structures

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A Tuned Mass Damper to stabilize a bridge

Enhance the efficiency of your bridge projects with Flow Engineering’s innovative damping solutions. Our specialized Tuned Mass Dampers or Bridge Dampers are designed to minimize vibrations caused by external forces such as wind, and pedestrian loads, ensuring optimal performance and longevity.

With an engineering experience spanning over two decades, Flow Engineering is your reliable partner in achieving project success. Our tailored damping solutions, made to meet your project’s unique needs, guarantee a seamless integration process from precision calculations to design and supply.

Ready to span your bridge across all your challenges? Contact Flow Engineering by calling +31 (0)180 – 63 11 60, and let’s collaborate to bring innovation and efficiency to your next venture. Experience the impact of Flow Engineering’s advanced damping technology.

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