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How To Stop Structures from SHAKING: LEGO Saturn V Tuned Mass Damper

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This video is about Tuned Mass Dampers, which can be used to reduce or avoid unwanted vibrations, swaying, swinging, bending, etc on engineered structures ranging from buildings, skyscrapers, electricity power transmission lines, airplane engines, formula one race cars, etc. TMD's use damped coupled oscillators.

REFERENCES
Taipei Tower TMD Photo licensed from: Louie Psihoyos http://www.psihoyos.com
Coupled oscillators: http://www.reed.edu/physics/faculty/wheeler/documents/Sophmore%20Class%20Notes%202007/Chapter%204.pdf
Related things: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockbridge_damper
Applications: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuned_mass_damper#Mass_dampers_in_automobiles
Formula 1 cars: http://www.formula1-dictionary.net/mass_damper.html
Aircraft engines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centrifugal_pendulum_absorber
Audio speaker cones: https://www.focal.com/en/tmd-tuned-mass-damper

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