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Taylor Announces the Release of a Fluid Viscous Damper Design Manual

Parul Dubey on August 14, 2019 - in Buildings, News, Products

NORTH TONAWANDA, NY – Taylor Devices, Inc. would like to formally announce the release of their first ever comprehensive Fluid Viscous Dampers design manual.

“In the civil engineering field, high capacity fluid dampers have transitioned from defense related structures to commercial applications on buildings and bridges subjected to seismic and/or windstorm inputs.  Because fluid damping technology was proven thoroughly reliable and robust through decades of Cold War usage, implementation on commercial structures has taken place very quickly.

Over the last 30 years, utilizing various types of added-damping devices in structures has emerged as a useful, reliable and predictable tool in significantly improving the resiliency of structures to a dynamic input.  Much research and testing have been performed that verifies the benefits of incorporating added-damping devices in structures.  Linear and non-linear fluid viscous dampers continue to demonstrate excellent performance in reducing deflection, acceleration response, inter-story drift and stress.  Damping device designs that have been well proven through decades of use are available in configurations that provide forces that depend on input velocity, deflection, or a combination of both.  

Although various building codes have emerged throughout the world that address methods and response requirements of structures when utilizing damping devices, these codes do not provide a general comparison in improved resiliency that is realized through their use.”

We hope that this manual becomes a valuable resource for engineers and architects of all levels of experience so that they may be able to take advantage of this technology to improve the dynamic performance of structures and to help save lives throughout the world.


For more information, please visit our website at https://go.taylordevices.com/dampermanual



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