Numerical investigation of rotating nonlinear energy sink for shock mitigation

Mohammad A. AL-Shudeifat, Lawrence Bergman, Alexander F Vakakis

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Abstract

Passive nonlinear targeted energy transfer (TET) is addressed here by investigating a lightweight rotating nonlinear energy sink (NES). The rotating sink mass has an essentially nonlinear inertial coupling with the two degree-offreedom linear system (the primary test structure). The proposed rotating NES is numerically investigated where it is found to passively absorb and rapidly dissipate a considerable portion of the initial energy induced by impulse to the linear structure. The parameters of the rotating NES are optimized for the best performance in the vicinity of intermediate and high loads. The fundamental mechanism for significant energy transfer to the NES is its rotational mode; the oscillatory mode of the NES dissipates far less energy. The frequency-energy dependences are investigated through the frequency-energy plot (FEP). Early and strong resonance capture at the lowest modal frequency is observed between the rotator and the structure, at which a significant portion of the induced energy is transferred and dissipated by the rotator. The performance of this device is found to be comparable to existing, stiffnessbased NES designs. However, this device is less complicated and more compact.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication22nd Reliability, Stress Analysis, and Failure Prevention Conference; 25th Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
ISBN (Print)9780791855997
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
EventASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2013 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Aug 4 2013Aug 7 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume8

Other

OtherASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2013
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period8/4/138/7/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    AL-Shudeifat, M. A., Bergman, L., & Vakakis, A. F. (2013). Numerical investigation of rotating nonlinear energy sink for shock mitigation. In 22nd Reliability, Stress Analysis, and Failure Prevention Conference; 25th Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference; Vol. 8). American Society of Mechanical Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2013-12773