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Homework Help: How do you calculate the damping force of a tuned mass damper?

  1. May 2, 2012 #1
    For a report I am investigating whether a gyroscope could be used to stabilise the skyscraper Taipei 101 instead of the tuned mass damper, I have figured out how to set up the gyroscope but I need to calculate radius, speed of rotation etc. To do this I need to find the equivalent moment exerted by the tuned mass damper but I am unsure on how to do this.

    I thought about possibly finding the damping force from the damper and then simply multiplying by the length of the cable, but I can't seem to find an equation to calculate what this damping force is.

    Basically I just want to know if this is the right approach to take, if it is then I would like to know the equation to calculate the damping force and if not then how would I go about calculating the equivalent moment.

    Thank you
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