Wind-induced motion affects all tall buildings and other slender structures. The key for design professionals is to reduce perceptible motion as much as possible, which increases the value of the real estate and the comfort and productivity of the building occupants. For spires and antennae, dampers can improve stability and fatigue resistance.
As an added benefit, a sloshing water damping system can double as a water source for fire suppression or, in many cases, water tanks required for fire purposes can be reconfigured as dampers.
Other common damping system designs include:
- Tuned mass dampers
- Tuned liquid column dampers
- Distributed viscous dampers
- Active damping systems
CPP offers damping system consultation and design services that address the specific needs of the project and the team designing it.