Enhanced passive targeted energy transfer in strongly nonlinear mechanical oscillators

O. V. Gendelman, T. Sapsis, A. F. Vakakis, L. A. Bergman

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Single-degree-of-freedom (SDOF) nonlinear energy sinks (NESs) can efficiently mitigate broadband disturbances applied to primary linear systems by means of passive targeted energy transfer (TET), but for a rather limited range of energies. We demonstrate that the TET can be significantly enhanced for broad range of energies by introducing additional internal degrees of freedom to the NES in a highly asymmetric fashion. Numerical simulations demonstrate that the enhanced performance is due to a positive synergistic effect of the internal degrees of freedom of the proposed NES with highly asymmetric stiffnesses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Sound and Vibration
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 3 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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