Damper Modelling and tests
Damptech has developed and tested a 5000 kN damper which is one of the largest capacity damper in the world.
The damper was developed as a part of the Abenobashi Terminal Building, the tallest building in Japan with 300 m.
Advanced Finite Element Models have been created of the large capacity dampers that have been tested. The numerical results from the damper models are very similar to the results obtained experimentally.