Viscous Dampers

Viscous Dampers
Product Description

Viscous dampers are hydraulic devices that dissipate the kinetic energy of seismic events and cushion the impact between structures. They are versatile and can be designed to allow free movement as well as controlled damping of a structure to protect from wind load, thermal motion or seismic events.

Available in ratings up to 1,000 KIP, seismic dampers are well suited for large displacement and/or large load applications such as bridges, buildings, and large structures. 

Datasheets

Specifications

  • Static Testing – Including precision electromechanical machines with programmable controllers
  • Drop Testing – Up to 4,000 lbs. and 600 in./sec.
  • Vibration – Electromechanical shakers with digital controllers
  • Dynamic Testing – Up to 500,000 lbs. at 80 in./sec.
  • 3D CAD Software, Solidworks
  • Finite Element Analysis, COSMOS
  • Dynamic Software, Visual Nastran
  • Structural Analysis, SAP 2000

Applications

Short Stroke Dampers

High-Rise Buildings, Stadiums, City Centers and National Assets

  • Viscous Dampers (Short Stroke) for Buildings
  • Forces up to 600 kip
  • Strokes to 8 inches
  • Diagonal or Chevron Brace mounts
  • Alpha .2 to linear
  • In line, self contained spring loaded reservoir
  • Visual or electronic fluid monitoring system

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Long Stroke Dampers

Viscous Dampers (Long Stroke) for Bridges

  • Forces up to 2000 Kips
  • Strokes up to 60 inches
  • Alpha .2 to Linear, Lock up
  • In line, self contained spring loaded reservoir
  • Visual or electronic remote fluid monitoring system


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Viscous Dampers

Viscous Dampers

Product Description

Viscous dampers are hydraulic devices that dissipate the kinetic energy of seismic events and cushion the impact between structures. They are versatile and can be designed to allow free movement as well as controlled damping of a structure to protect from wind load, thermal motion or seismic events.

Available in ratings up to 1,000 KIP, seismic dampers are well suited for large displacement and/or large load applications such as bridges, buildings, and large structures. 

Datasheets
Specifications

  • Static Testing – Including precision electromechanical machines with programmable controllers
  • Drop Testing – Up to 4,000 lbs. and 600 in./sec.
  • Vibration – Electromechanical shakers with digital controllers
  • Dynamic Testing – Up to 500,000 lbs. at 80 in./sec.
  • 3D CAD Software, Solidworks
  • Finite Element Analysis, COSMOS
  • Dynamic Software, Visual Nastran
  • Structural Analysis, SAP 2000
Applications

Short Stroke Dampers

High-Rise Buildings, Stadiums, City Centers and National Assets

  • Viscous Dampers (Short Stroke) for Buildings
  • Forces up to 600 kip
  • Strokes to 8 inches
  • Diagonal or Chevron Brace mounts
  • Alpha .2 to linear
  • In line, self contained spring loaded reservoir
  • Visual or electronic fluid monitoring system

More Details...

Long Stroke Dampers

Viscous Dampers (Long Stroke) for Bridges

  • Forces up to 2000 Kips
  • Strokes up to 60 inches
  • Alpha .2 to Linear, Lock up
  • In line, self contained spring loaded reservoir
  • Visual or electronic remote fluid monitoring system


More Details...

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