MAURER Dissipators are able to continuously and specifically dissipate forces that are exerted on a structural system during an earthquake. Therefore, damages due to excessive motion can be avoided. The high effictiveness of dissipators is achieved by the use of various damping properties of diverse material and liquids. The range of MAURER Dissipators comprises systems that depend on deformation an velocity as well as adaptive systems.
MAURER Elastomeric Dampers work with specially developed elastomeric mixtures of different damping properties and are used in building construction and to damp component assemblies. The effect of these safety devices relies on deformation and is characterized by good recentring properties an reduction in constraints.
RECENTRING STEEL-HYSTERESIS-DAMPERS (MRSD)
The so-called MRSD-Dampers are used in bridge constructions and in superstructures and can be combined with normal sliding bearings for load transmission. The relatively high energy dissipation is performed by steel elements of special geometric form which are plastically deformed depending on th degree of displacement. This enables the necessary recentring of a construction. MRSD-Dampers are produced in cooperation with the Middle East Technical University of Ankara (Prof. Dr. Murat Dicleli) in Munich.
These safety devices are used for bridge constructions. Usually, MAURER Steel-Hysteresis-Dampers are installed in combination with elastic recentring elements, e.g. elastic columns or elastomeric bearings.
HYDRAULIC DAMPERS (MHD)
MAURER Hydraulic Dampers dissipate energy by using varying fluid viscosities. These safety devices are therefore different from usual linear-viscous dampers. MAURER Hydraulic Dampers enable a reaction force when fast motions occur which is almost entirely independent of velocity. Optimal damping can thus be achieved and limit exceeds be avoided.
MAURER Semi-Active Dampers are equipped with a magnetorheological fluid – a carrier liquid with magnetically polarizable particles. The fluid viscosity can be regulated by means of an electronically modifiable magnetic field and, thus, by making individual changes in the algorithms, the damping performance can be adjusted continuously at extremly rapid reaction times and low energy expenditure. This enables an optimization of deforming and bearing forces.
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