Collaborative product realization of an innovative structural damper and application

Shannon Sweeney, Robert J. Michael

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Abstract

This paper describes an ongoing applied research project directed at producing a marketable viscoelastic structural damper system designed to protect buildings from seismic and wind events. The project is a collaborative effort involving Penn State Erie, Lehigh University, and Corry Rubber Corporation. This paper provides details of the damper realization steps which include product conceptual design and evolution, prototype manufacture and test results, application testing and evaluation plans, and the results of initial product market and commercialization studies. The collaborative efforts of this project demonstrate how the applied research capabilities of a mechanical engineering technology program can complement the pure research capabilities of a leading institution in their field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006 - Mechanical Engineering Technology Department Heads
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Print)0791837904, 9780791837900
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Event2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Nov 5 2006Nov 10 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006 - Mechanical Engineering Technology Department Heads

Other

Other2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period11/5/0611/10/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Education

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    Sweeney, S., & Michael, R. J. (2006). Collaborative product realization of an innovative structural damper and application. In Proceedings of 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006 - Mechanical Engineering Technology Department Heads (Proceedings of 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006 - Mechanical Engineering Technology Department Heads). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2006-13421