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Mechanical Damping System for Structures


Description of Technology:

The Mechanical Damping System operates as a tuned-mass damper under relatively low excitation of the primary (or attached) structure, and as a tuned-mass and impact damper when high excitation and resulting responses are present.

Applications:

The primary use of the Mechanical Damping System is for use in traffic signals traffic signs to prevent galloping caused by wind. This technology will prevent fatigue cracks caused over time.

Features and Benefits:

Features include easy installation and maintenance. The system is aesthetically pleasing and there is relatively low noise output. Additionally, the system is capable of providing damping in multiple directions. The system will improve the durability of traffic signs and signals, as well as improving safety for motorists.

For More Information Please Contact:

Davona Douglass, J.D.
Director
(307) 766-2509
dkdoug@uwyo.edu

 

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Tech ID

02-006

Inventors

McManus,Patrick Hamilton III, Homer

Patent Status

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