A new method for vibration control of a string is proposed in which a zero displacement constraint is sequentially applied and released at a point near one boundary. When the constraint is applied, the string is partitioned into two vibrating strings, one of them is much shorter in length than the other. The vibration in the shorter segment of the string decays out much faster than the longer segment due to higher frequency. After the vibration in the shorter segment has decayed, the constraint is removed and the string is allowed to vibrate in its full length. The total energy is now redistributed over the full length, and this provides the scope for application of the constraint again for further reduction of energy. Vibration suppression is achieved through sequential application and removal of the constraint and this is simulated using a linear damped model of the string. Experiments were conducted and the experimental results were found to match well with simulation results.

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