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World’s largest earthquake damper

World’s largest earthquake damper

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Published by: venkatesh on May 07, 2010
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World¶s largest earthquakedamper 
 
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his 728 tons steel pendulum is installedin one of the world¶s tallest buildings, thetaipei 101 in
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aiwan. It helps stabilize thebuilding in case of strong winds andearthquakes, through simple mechanics,when the building moves in a direction itswings in the opposite direction reducingmovement by 40%. You can understandhow it works by looking at the small GIFimage

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