Seismic damping dissipate energy.

Thu May 24 2018

This short video shows the effectiveness of damping braces in a frame structure. The dampers allow the dissipation of much of the kinetic energy associated with the building sway. This results in a considerably smaller amplitude of the motion.

However, the action of the dampers does not come without price! They exert additional forces on the structure. The members of the structure should be designed to bear such forces without collapsing.


Alberto Scorrano

Roberto Gentile Researcher in seismic resilience engineering at University College of London

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