Tuned Mass Damper design

A Tuned Mass Damper has a design that is specially made to add damping to a structure for a specific frequency. Flow Engineering has more than 20 years of experience in the calculation, design and installation of Tuned Mass Damper systems. They are applicable to flagpoles, bridges, industrial chimneys and other slender structures.

Flow Engineering: for Tuned Mass Damper design

Our Tuned Mass Damper solutions have, thanks to their unique design, proven themselves in practice. They do not only offer reduction of the vibration of the structure, but also prevent fatigue damage. But how does it work? When slender structures start to oscillate because of cross-wind loads (vortex shedding) or the force of waves, the oscillation frequency has to be tuned. This can be done with Tuned Mass Dampers. They will oscillate in the opposite direction, functioning as a frictional or hydraulic component that connects the structure and mass and turns the kinetic energy into thermal energy.

A custom made Tuned Mass Damper

The design of a Tuned Mass Damper is custom made because it depends on the oscillation frequency and mass of the structure, the available space and whether the movements are horizontal or vertical. If you want to know more about our solutions, you can contact us by calling +31 (0)180 – 63 11 60.

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