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Lock-Up Devices (LUDs) are a component from the same general technology base of fluid dampers, but unlike a fluid damper, the LUD does not dissipate energy. Rather, the LUD effectively acts as a dynamic brace to literally “lock” multiple masses together under seismic or wind transients. When equipped with Lock-Up Devices, a multiple mass structure essentially acts like a single, monolithic mass when a transient event occurs.
Lock-Up Device designs are extremely simple, and available sizes range from 1 ton to 2,000 tons of force, and displacements up to plus or minus 60 inches.
Present applications of Lock-Up Devices include:
Contact us today to learn more about Lock-Up Devices. Our team is ready to help answer any questions you may have about how these devices work or implementing them into a project.