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Elastomeric Pad Damper

An elastomeric pad was placed between the mast arm base plate and the base plate of the box connection. The elastomeric pad was 1/2 in. (13 mm) thick and was fabricated by Fabreeka International. The durometer hardness of the elastomeric pad was 80 Shore "A" Durometer average (as given by the manufacturer).

Elastomeric Pad Damper

Damping Results

In-Plane Response

Non-retrofitted Pole


Non-retrofitted Pole


In-Plane Response
Out-of-Plane Response

Retrofitted Pole


Retrofitted Pole


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