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Tuned mass damper

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After seismic waves make a structure vibrate, a tuned mass damper (or seismic damper) can decrease their damaging effect and improve the building's seismic performance.[1] Vehicles use small dampers and buildings use large ones. Some examples of dampers' design and implementation are presented in the images below:

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  1. Chu, S.Y.; Soong, T.T.; Reinhorn, A.M. (2005). Active, Hybrid and Semi-Active Structural Control. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0470013524 .