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The transmissibility of vibration isolators with a nonlinear anti-symmetric damping characteristic

Peng, Z.K., Lang, Z.Q., Jing, X.J., Billings, S.A., Tomlinson, G.R. and Guo, L.Z. (2008) The transmissibility of vibration isolators with a nonlinear anti-symmetric damping characteristic. Research Report. ACSE Research Report no. 985 . Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield

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Abstract

In the present study, the concept of the Output Frequency Response Function (OFRF), recently proposed by the authors, is applied to theoretically investigate the transmissibility of SDOF passive vibration isolators with a nonlinear anti-symmetric damping curve. The results reveal that a nonlinear anti-symmetric damping characteristic has almost no effect on the transmissibility of SDOF vibration isolators over both low and high frequency ranges where the frequencies are much lower or higher than the isolator’s resonant frequency. On the other hand, the introduction of a nonlinear anti-symmetric damping can significantly reduce the transmissibility of the vibration isolator over the resonant frequency region. The results indicate that nonlinear vibration isolators with an anti-symmetric damping characteristic have great potential to overcome the dilemma encountered in the design of passive linear vibration isolators, that is, increasing the level of damping to reduce the transmissibility at the resonance could increase the transmissibility over the range of higher frequencies. These important theoretical conclusions are then verified by simulation studies.

Item Type: Monograph (Research Report)
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: The Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering research reports offer a forum for the research output of the academic staff and research students of the Department at the University of Sheffield. Papers are reviewed for quality and presentation by a departmental editor. However, the contents and opinions expressed remain the responsibility of the authors. Some papers in the series may have been subsequently published elsewhere and you are advised to cite the later published version in these instances.
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Engineering (Sheffield) > Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering (Sheffield) > ACSE Research Reports
Depositing User: Miss Anthea Tucker
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2012 09:09
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 17:40
Status: Published
Publisher: Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/74641

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