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Earthquake Engineering LAX Observation Deck

10 Jun Earthquake Engineering LAX Observation Deck

This unique project uses a 1.2 million pound Tune Mass Damper design for Earthquake protection. The Tune Mass Damper is made up of Lead Rubber Bearing (DIS LRB Bearings), 8 Fluid Viscous Dampers (Taylor Devices) and 132 steel plates. This design not only addressed the...

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The three Spring Mountain Road pedestrian bridges

10 Jun The three Spring Mountain Road pedestrian bridges

Modern pedestrian bridges tend to be long and slender in form, usually leading to a structural design with relatively low frequency primary modes of vibration. This type of structure can be excited to a nearly resonant response by various types of synchronized crowd activities and...

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Taylor Devices Corporate Video: Canadian Projects

10 Jun Taylor Devices Corporate Video: Canadian Projects

The 4 minute Taylor Device video below talks about 3 specific Canadian projects that use Taylor Fluid Viscous Dampers. These devices increase structural damping levels to as much as 50 % of critical, the results being a truly dramatic stress and deflection reduction. Taylor Devices Corporate...

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Viscous and Lock Up Devices Testing

10 Jun Viscous and Lock Up Devices Testing

Every Fluid Viscous Damper and lock up device is individually tested to customer specified maximum forces and velocities prior to delivery. The Seismic testing of viscous fluid dampers results completed by Taylor Devices is in parallel with the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering research (MCEER) [vc_video...

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Prototype Testing of Isolator Bearings

10 Jun Prototype Testing of Isolator Bearings

Dis has conducted extensive high strain testing on isolator bearings including a 45.5 inch diameter isloator being tested to 45 inches displacement. [vc_video link='https://www.youtube.com/embed/JM3uGyPwVP4']...

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Prototype of adjustable Dampers

10 Jun Prototype of adjustable Dampers

A 25 second video of a prototype adjustable damper as a solution for earthquake protection. The biggest benefit of adding dampers to a building is to reduce deflection and stress simultaneously. Rigid braces reduce deflection while making the building stiffer and attracting more earthquake load. [vc_video...

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