Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research

Title

Passive Damping Enhancement of a Two-Degree-Of-Freedom System through a Strongly Nonlinear Two-Degree-Of-Freedom Attachment

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Winter 12-3-2012

Abstract

This work reports on the first experimental study of the broadband targeted energy transfer properties of a two-degree-of-freedom (two-DOF) essentially nonlinear energy absorber. In particular, proper design of the absorber allows for an extended range of energy over which it serves to significantly enhance the damping observed in the structural system to which it is attached. Comparisons of computational and experimental results validate the proposed design as a means of drastically enhancing the damping properties of a structure by passive broadband targeted energy transfers to a strongly nonlinear, multidegree-of-freedom attachment.

Publication Title

Journal of Sound and Vibration

Volume

331

Issue

25

First Page

5393

Last Page

5407