Structures

Vibrations can be controlled – wherever they occur

Vibration control for structures

GERB Tuned Mass Damper (TMD) systems for long-span and slender structures

Structures such as bridges, skyscrapers, staircases, stacks, and antennas can all be oscillated to high levels of vibration from wind, earthquakes, nearby machines, or traffic. Low natural frequencies and poor natural damping are typical for such structures.

 

GERB Tuned Mass Damper (TMD) systems can significantly reduce these vibrations. They limit the displacements of structures by absorbing and dissipating vibrational energy. Our dampers consist out of elastic components (e.g. steel springs or pendulums), a vibrating mass and damper components (GERB VISCO® dampers).

 

Each device is custom designed for its respective application. To reduce vertical vibrations of large structures, GERB TMDs can be customized designed for new constructions or retrofitted for existing structures.

 

GERB TMD systems offer effective vibration protection and provide the following advantages:

Project references​

AspireTower | Protection from wind-induced vibration – 140 t TMD | Hotel, Offices | Doha, Qatar
High Rise Building, Flatiron District Manhattan | Protection against wind excitation - 520 t horizontal TMD | Residential Building | New York City, USA
ThyssenKrupp Testing Tower | Protection against wind excitation - horizontal TMD | Elevator Test Tower | Rottweil, Germany
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Further resources

Brochure: TUNED MASS CONTROL – Tuned mass dampers for bridges, floors and tall structures

Brochure: Project references selection in tuned mass damping (TMD)

Further application sectors

  MANUFACTURING, INDUSTRY & ENERGY 

  TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE

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Structures

Vibrations can be controlled – wherever they occur

Vibration control for structures

GERB Tuned Mass Damper (TMD) systems for long-span and slender structures

Structures such as bridges, skyscrapers, staircases, stacks, and antennas can all be oscillated to high levels of vibration from wind, earthquakes, nearby machines, or traffic. Low natural frequencies and poor natural damping are typical for such structures.

 

GERB Tuned Mass Damper (TMD) systems can significantly reduce these vibrations. They limit the displacements of structures by absorbing and dissipating vibrational energy. Our dampers consist out of elastic components (e.g. steel springs or pendulums), a vibrating mass and damper components (GERB VISCO® dampers).

 

Each device is custom designed for its respective application. To reduce vertical vibrations of large structures, GERB TMDs can be customized designed for new constructions or retrofitted for existing structures.

Project references

AspireTower | Protection from wind-induced vibration – 140 t TMD
| Hotel, Offices | Doha, Qatar
High Rise Building, Flatiron District Manhattan | Protection
against wind excitation - 520 t horizontal TMD | Residential Building
| New York City, USA
ThyssenKrupp Testing Tower | Protection against wind excitation - horizontal TMD | Elevator Test Tower | Rottweil, Germany
Previous
Next

Fields of application​

Further resources

Brochure: TUNED MASS CONTROL – Tuned mass dampers for bridges, floors and tall structures

Brochure: Project references selection in tuned mass damping (TMD)

Further application sectors

  MANUFACTURING, INDUSTRY & ENERGY

TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE

More about vibration control

  News

Structures

Vibration control for structures

GERB Tuned Mass Damper (TMD) systems for long-span and slender structures

Structures such as bridges, skyscrapers, staircases, stacks, and antennas can all be oscillated to high levels of vibration from wind, earthquakes, nearby machines, or traffic. Low natural frequencies and poor natural damping are typical for such structures.

 

GERB Tuned Mass Damper (TMD) systems can significantly reduce these vibrations. They limit the displacements of structures by absorbing and dissipating vibrational energy. Our dampers consist out of elastic components (e.g. steel springs or pendulums), a vibrating mass and damper components (GERB VISCO® dampers).

 

Each device is custom designed for its respective application. To reduce vertical vibrations of large structures, GERB TMDs can be customized designed for new constructions or retrofitted for existing structures.

Project references

AspireTower | Protection from wind-induced vibration – 140 t TMD | Hotel, Offices | Doha, Qatar
High Rise Building, Flatiron District Manhattan | Protection against wind excitation - 520 t horizontal TMD | Residential Building | New York City, USA
ThyssenKrupp Testing Tower | Protection against wind excitation - horizontal TMD | Elevator Test Tower | Rottweil, Germany
Previous
Next

Fields of application

Further resources

Brochure: TUNED MASS CONTROL – Tuned mass dampers for bridges, floors and tall structures

Brochure: Project references selection in tuned mass damping (TMD)

Further application sectors

MANUFACTURING, INDUSTRY & ENERGY

TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE

More about vibration control

News