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Research and Development of Vibration Control Device by Using Displacement Amplification Mechanism

[+] Author Affiliations
Tomoyoshi Watakabe, Satoshi Fujita, Toshio Omi

Tokyo Denki University, Tokyo, Japan

Hiroshi Kurabayashi

Vibro-System Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan

Keiji Ogata

Yacmo Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan

Paper No. PVP2008-61477, pp. 73-79; 7 pages
  • ASME 2008 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
  • Volume 8: Seismic Engineering
  • Chicago, Illinois, USA, July 27–31, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4831-9 | eISBN: 0-7918-3828-5
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME


Many types of dampers have been developed as seismic technique for architectural buildings, and some of these devices have been applied in Japan. In recent years, these dampers begin to be applied to the low-rise structures having the natural frequency in higher range. However, the deflection of low-rise structures is small, and the performance of damper isn’t obtained against small amplitude vibrations. In this study, the new type of damper which has the displacement amplification mechanism has been developed to solve the above problem. To amplify the displacement by applying the principle of leverage, the damper can achieve good performance even if the deformation transmitted to damper is small. This paper reports on the results obtained from loading test of the proposed damper and the vibration control performance of the proposed damper which was investigated by seismic response analysis.

Copyright © 2008 by ASME



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