A tuned mass damper(TMD), also known as a harmonic absorber, is a device mounted in structures to reduce the amplitude of mechanical vibrations. Their application can prevent discomfort, damage, or outright structural failure. They are frequently used in power transmission, automobiles, and buildings. The tuned mass damper is most effective where the structure’s motion is caused by one or more resonant modes of the original structure. In essence, the TMD extracts vibration energy (i.e., adds damping) to the structural mode it is “tuned” to. The end result: the structure feels much more stiff than it actually is.