Posts Tagged with Viscoelastic damping

Vibroacoustic Damping Using a Tuned Viscoelastic Damper

Tuned mass dampers (TMD) are highly effective and tunable passive vibration damping treatments. These devices are damped 2nd order systems appended to a vibrating structure; see Figure 1. Proper selection of the parameters (mass, stiffness, and damping) of a tuned mass damper, tunes the TMD to one of the natural frequencies of the underdamped flexible […]

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Active Vibration Control Using Proof Mass (Inertial) Actuators

Proof mass actuators (PMAs) are used to add tuned damping and tuned dynamic absorption to test structure as well as the rear sub-frame of an all-wheel-drive vehicle. The choice of active vibration control strategy, with a PMAs as the actuator, depends on whether the PMA’s natural frequency is placed below or within the frequency(ies) of […]

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Viscoelastic Tuned Mass Dampers

Viscoelastic tuned mass dampers (TMDs) use viscoelastic (VE) material as the suspension element, in such a way that the material exhibits the functionality of both the energy dissipation device (viscous) and the restoring device (elastic). These tuned mass dampers are in general less costly than the more commonly used TMDs employing viscous dampers and springs […]

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