Probabilistic-based design of vibration absorbers in secondary systems

T. Igusa, R. Sinha

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Methods of random vibrations are used with analysis techniques of linear primary-secondary systems to determine the dynamic effects of both visco-elastic and inelastic vibration absorbers. The essential new idea presented here is to separate the analysis of the absorbers from the linear analysis of the remainder of the secondary subsystem. The analysis can be interpreted in terms of linear secondary subsystems with variable linear member properties. This interpretation is useful since the properties of linear secondary systems have been extensively characterized. The final result is a probabilistic-based design procedure for determining appropriate locations and properties of vibration absorbers in secondary systems. Efficiency is introduced by using analysis techniques of modified dynamic systems which have been developed in the aerospace field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-34
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pressure Vessels and Piping Division (Publication) PVP
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
Externally publishedYes
EventSeismic Engineering - 1989: Design, Analysis, Testing, and Qualification Methods - Honolulu, HI, USA
Duration: Jul 23 1989Jul 27 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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