Event Title

Passive Damping: Dual Headed Cam System

Date

1-4-2016 12:00 AM

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Department

Mechanical Engineering

College

College of Engineering

Project Advisor

Simon Laflamme

Project Advisor's Department

Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering

Description

The purpose of this project is to show that 3D printing can be used as a cheaper and faster alternative to expensive machining when proving concepts in the Structural Engineering field, while also providing a novel concept in passive damping in the process. Passive damping involves the dissipation of energy through means that do not require outside control while it acts. This damping concept utilizes 3D printed, cam shaped objects to create friction between two plates as they slide across each other, which simulates a building swaying back and forth. The increased friction caused by the cam hence dissipates the energy that causes the plates to move. This damping concept is applicable to tall buildings that are subject to wind forces and earthquakes.

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Apr 1st, 12:00 AM

Passive Damping: Dual Headed Cam System

The purpose of this project is to show that 3D printing can be used as a cheaper and faster alternative to expensive machining when proving concepts in the Structural Engineering field, while also providing a novel concept in passive damping in the process. Passive damping involves the dissipation of energy through means that do not require outside control while it acts. This damping concept utilizes 3D printed, cam shaped objects to create friction between two plates as they slide across each other, which simulates a building swaying back and forth. The increased friction caused by the cam hence dissipates the energy that causes the plates to move. This damping concept is applicable to tall buildings that are subject to wind forces and earthquakes.