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, long-span floor structures, staircases, stacks, and antennas can all be excited to high levels of vibration from wind, earthquakes, nearby machines, or traffic. Low natural frequencies and low 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. In general, GERB TMDs are passive systems and consist of

 

// vibration masses,

// springs or pendulums, and

// Viscodampers®.

 

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

 

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

 

// Simple, robust, and reliable technology

// Wear and maintenance-free structure

// No external energy supply required

// Adjustment of mass damper properties possible after assembly

// Space saving structure

// Low total costs

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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Fields of application

// Skyscrapers / Mega-tall constructions

// Bridges (pipework-bridges, suspension bridges, cable-stayed bridges, long-span bridges, footbridges, …)

// Staircases

// Antennas

// Chimneys

// Monuments / Artwork / Statues / Artistically valuable structures

// Electricity pylons

// Columns

// Air control towers
//

Product groups

// Helical Steel Spring Elements

// Tuned Mass Dampers (TMD)

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

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 excited to high levels of vibration from wind, earthquakes, nearby machines, or traffic. Low natural frequencies and low 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. In general, GERB TMDs are passive systems and consist of 

 

 vibration masses, 

 springs or pendulums, 

 and Viscodampers®. 

 

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

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

 Simple, robust, and reliable technology

 Wear and maintenance-free structure

 No external energy supply required

 Adjustment of mass damper properties possible after assembly

 Space saving structure; low total costs

GERB 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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Fields of Application​

 Skyscrapers / Mega-tall Skyscrapers

 Bridges (Pipe-Bridges, Suspension

     Bridges, Cable-stayed Bridges, Long-span

     Bridges, Footbridges, …)

 Staircases

 Antennas

 Chimneys

 Monuments / Artwork / Statues / Artistically

     Valuable Electricity Pylons

 Columns

 Radar Towers

     …

Product Groups​

Helical Steel Spring Elements

Tuned Mass Dampers (TMD)

Combined & System Solutions

Tailor-made/Customized Solutions

Further Application Sectors

  MANUFACTURING, INDUSTRY & ENERGY

TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE

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 excited to high levels of vibration from wind, earthquakes, nearby machines, or traffic. Low natural frequencies and low 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. In general, GERB TMDs are passive systems and consist of 

 

 vibration masses, 

 springs or pendulums, 

 and Viscodampers®. 

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

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

 

 Simple, robust, and reliable technology

 Wear and maintenance-free structure

 No external energy supply required

 Adjustment of mass damper properties

    possible after assembly

 Space saving structure; low total costs

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

 Skyscrapers / Mega-tall Skyscrapers

    Bridges (Pipe-Bridges, Suspension

    Bridges, Cable-stayed Bridges, Long-

    span Bridges, Footbridges, …)

 Staircases

 Antennas

 Chimneys

 Monuments / Artwork / Statues /

    Artistically Valuable Electricity Pylons

 Columns

 Radar Towers

    …

Special Applications

Product Groups

Helical Steel Spring Elements

Tuned Mass Dampers (TMD)

Combined & System Solutions

Tailor-made/Customized Solutions

Further Application Sectors

MANUFACTURING, INDUSTRY & ENERGY

TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE