In order to isolate the structural vibration in high frequency range effectively, low damping ratio of the isolator is preferred in the high frequency range. While in order to constrain the peak response value near the natural frequency, high damping ratio is preferred. Damping ratio of a passive isolation system is constant with respect to frequency. It cannot fulfill such a conflict request. A novel hybrid isolator, which consists of a passive one and a force actuator, was brought out in this paper to achieve a varying damping ratio with respect to frequency. The force actuator detects the deformation of the isolator and generates actuating force according to a designed transfer function. The transfer function was designed to have the property of increasing the damping near the natural frequency of the suspension system and decreasing the damping ratio in the high frequency range. Two application examples were given and good effect was found.

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