Application of a coulomb damped mass device

Apostolos Fafitis, Debra S. Larson

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


A new, passive, dissipation device which utilizes Coulomb friction to reduce horizontal structural motions is adapted to an actual vertical vibration problem. An analysis by numerical methods indicates that readily attainable brake forces coupled with a small auxiliary mass significantly reduces floor vibrations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProc Struct Congr 94
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)087262952X
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
EventProceedings of the Structures Congress '94 - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: Apr 24 1994Apr 28 1994

Publication series

NameProc Struct Congr 94


OtherProceedings of the Structures Congress '94
CityAtlanta, GA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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