How To Stop Structures from SHAKING: LEGO Saturn V Tuned Mass Damper

In this video from Minute Physics, host Henry Reich inserts a mass damper in Lego’s amazing Saturn V set to demonstrate how engineers prevent structures from shaking.

This video is about Tuned Mass Dampers, which can be used to reduce or avoid unwanted vibrations, swaying, swinging, bending, etc on engineered structures ranging from buildings, skyscrapers, electricity power transmission lines, airplane engines, formula one race cars, etc. TMD’s use damped coupled oscillators.

[LEGO Saturn V Set]