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FIGURE 35.16 Location of VE dampers in Santa Clara County building.

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FIGURE 35.17 Santa Clara County building VE damper configuration.

level as shown in Figure 35.16, which would increase the equivalent damping in the fundamental mode of the building to about 17% of critical, providing substantial reductions to building response under all levels of ground shaking. A typical damper configuration is shown in Figure 35.17.

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