Design of Vibration Absorbers for Step Motions and Step Disturbances

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Joel Fortgang, William Singhose

Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332

J. Mech. Des 127(1), 160-163 (Mar 02, 2005) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1825441 History: Received November 04, 2003; Revised April 27, 2004; Online March 02, 2005
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Comparison of settling time calculation
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Cost function mesh for simulation method
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Comparison of step response of system with and without simulated and eigenvalue absorber
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Possible absorbers and previously realized absorbers
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Percent improvement in settling time over a variety of primary systems
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Experimental results with and without vibration absorber



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