Less displacement . . . over 50% reduction in drift in
Decreased base shear and inter-story shear, up to 40%
Much lower “g” forces in the structure.
keeps working and people are not injured
Reduced displacements and forces can mean less steel
This offsets the damper cost and can
sometimes even reduce overall cost
Why Use Viscous Dampers?
Viscous Dampers dramatically decrease earthquake
. . .