Tire damper

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Publication Type thesis
School or College College of Engineering
Department Civil & Environmental Engineering
Author Pearce, Tiffany Brooke
Title Tire damper
Date 2013-05
Description This research was undertaken to investigate an unusual and innovative sustainable approach to improve the structural performance of buildings. It was the hope at the start of this project that it would demonstrate results that are similar to modern day dampers at a fraction of the cost. This damper design is termed a Tire Damper and requires a braced frame, inexpensive pin connections, concrete, reinforcing bars or rods, a used tire, duct tape, and four steel plates. The reuse of materials involved and its low cost give this damper the potential to be used. The Tire Damper developed may be able to be improved with additional research, but has shown great potential during analysis of the data. It has proven to be an effective design element which can be used in many different scenarios, from low rise buildings to industrial buildings.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Damper; Hysteretic; Prevention; Progressive Damage; Seismic; Structural
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Dissertation Name Master of Science
Language eng
Rights Management Copyright © Tiffany Brooke Pearce 2013
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 3,015,365 bytes
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Setname ir_etd
Date Created 2013-05-17
Date Modified 2017-12-11
ID 195873
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6wh34t9