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27 June 2002 H2 optimization of three-element type dynamic vibration absorbers
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The dynamic vibration absorber (DVA) is a passive vibration control device which is attached to a vibrating body (called a primary system) subjected to exciting force or motion. In this paper, we will discuss an optimization problem of the three- element-type DVA on the basis of the H2 optimization criterion. The objective of the H2 optimization is to reduce the total vibration energy of the system for overall frequencies; the total area under the power spectrum response curve is minimized in this criterion. If the system is subjected to random excitation instead of sinusoidal excitation, then the H2 optimization is probably more desirable than the popular H(infinity ) optimization. In the past decade there has been increasing interest in the three-element type DVA. However, most previous studies on this type of DVA were based on the H(infinity ) optimization design, and no one has been able to find the algebraic solution as of yet. We found a closed-form exact solution for a special case where the primary system has no damping. Furthermore, the general case solution including the damped primary system is presented in the form of a numerical solution. The optimum parameters obtained here are compared to those of the conventional Voigt type DVA. They are also compared to other optimum parameters based on the H(infinity ) criterion.
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Toshihiko Asami and Osamu Nishihara "H2 optimization of three-element type dynamic vibration absorbers", Proc. SPIE 4697, Smart Structures and Materials 2002: Damping and Isolation, (27 June 2002);

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