Seismic Damper Technology
Needing a means to absorb the sudden burst of energy from a rocket launch, NASA teamed up with Taylor Devices in 1960 to create a new type of spring for the launchpad of the Saturn V rocket. This resulted in a long relationship between Taylor Devices and the greater space community. However, Taylor Devices’ interests go beyond rocket launches. They further advanced the spring they made for NASA, creating a liquid spring known as a seismic damper, capable of stabilizing structures in the event of an earthquake. Seismic dampers are now used in many bridges and buildings located in earthquake-prone areas to reduce potential damage. Taylor Devices firm members hold more than 90 U.S. patents in the field of compressible fluid technology.
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