In this paper, mistuned non-axisymmetric periodic structures are considered. In such a structure, vibration localization, which results in large vibrations in some components of the structure, can occur. Such a behavior is due to mistunings in the structure components, small damping, and weak coupling between components. The efficacy of a passive technique in suppressing vibration localization in mistuned non-axisymmetric periodic structures is examined. The technique is based on adding small components between components of structures. It is shown numerically that the added components suppress vibration localization in mistuned structures. Application of the technique studied in the paper to comb drives of micro electromechanical systems (MEMS) is given.

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