# Tuned Mass Damper System

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Tuned mass damper systems have been developed in recent years to diminish the oscillations of buildings during earthquakes. A large mass is hung by springs at the top of the building. The oscillations of the mass dissipates the energy into heat by means of a damper.

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Contributed by: Enrique Zeleny (January 2013)

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Reference

[1] P. Blanchard, R. L. Devaney, and G. R. Hall, *Differential Equations*, 4th ed., Boston: Brooks/Cole, 2012 pp. 515–519.

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