Shock isolation through passive energy pumping in a system with piecewise linear stiffnesses

Fotios Georgiadis, Alexander F. Vakakis, D. Michael McFarland, Lawrence Bergman

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Abstract

We investigate shock isolation designs based on nonlinear energy pumping caused by piecewise stiffness elements. In particular, we numerically study the shock isolation properties of a primary linear system of two coupled non-conservative oscillators with weakly coupled attachments possessing clearance nonlinearities. Under shock excitation the nonlinear attachments (termed nonlinear energy sinks - NESs) can be designed to absorb a significant portion of the input energy, thus enhancing the shock isolation performance of the primary system. In contrast to the classical linear vibration absorber whose operation is restricted to narrowband frequency ranges, the NESs are capable of efficiently absorbing energies caused by transient broadband disturbances, a feature that facilitates their implementation in practical applications. Moreover, the non-smooth nonlinearities considered in this work are easily implementable since they are realized by means of linear stiffness elements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages1569-1574
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Event2003 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Sep 2 2003Sep 6 2003

Other

Other2003 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period9/2/039/6/03

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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