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Fluid Viscous Damper FVD

MC-MCL

What are?

The MC and MCL type fluid viscous damper (FVD), is a displacement dependent device.

The behaviour of the device depends on the speed according to the following law: “F = C x v x a

Where:

Its behaviour is symmetrical to the intermediate position, both in terms of reaction and displacement.

This way of operating is allowed by the presence of a piston inside the steel liner that divides two chambers containing hydraulic fluid and connected via a calibrated valve.

Two spherical hinges connect it to the structure, allowing rotation around any axis. The device acts like a connecting rod, only able to transmit forces along its axis.

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