Optimal Vibration Absorber with a Friction Damper

Alok Sinha, Krishna T. Trikutam

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    The response of a single degree-of-freedom spring mass system connected to a vibration absorber with a friction damper and subjected to a sinusoidal excitation is considered in this paper. Two possible configurations of the friction damper, rigid and flexible, are explored in details. Optimization of the parameters of absorbers with both these damper configurations to minimize the peak value of the frequency response of the primary system is presented. Results from this minimax optimization approach are compared to the classical solutions for a vibration absorber with linear viscous damper.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number021015
    JournalJournal of Vibration and Acoustics, Transactions of the ASME
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - Apr 1 2018

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering


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