This paper presents results from an experimental investigation of the transient response of centrifugal pendulum vibration absorbers, including a comparison with the analytical results derived in the companion paper, Part I. The focus of the study is the overshoot experienced by pendulum-type torsional vibration absorbers when a rotor running at a constant speed is suddenly subjected to an applied fluctuating torque. The experiments are carried out using a fully instrumented spin rig controlled by a servo motor that can provide user-specified engine order disturbances, including those that simulate automotive engine environments. The absorber overshoot depends on the absorber tuning relative to the excitation order, the absorber damping, the amplitude of the applied torque, and on the system nonlinearity, which is set by the absorber path and/or kinematic coupling between the rotor and the absorber. Two types of absorbers are used in the study, a simple circular path pendulum, for which the path nonlinearity is dominant, and a nearly tautochronic path pendulum with a bifilar support, for which the path and coupling nonlinearities are both small. It is found that the experimental results agree very well with the analytical predictions from the companion paper. In addition, it is confirmed that the general path pseudoenergy prediction (which depends on a single parameter) provides a useful, conservative upper bound for most practical absorber designs, provided the absorber damping is small.
Nonlinear Transient Dynamics of Pendulum Torsional Vibration Absorbers—Part II: Experimental Results
Contributed by the Design Engineering Division of ASME for publication in the Journal of Vibration and Acoustics. Manuscript received February 8, 2012; final manuscript received July 15, 2012; published online February 4, 2013. Assoc. Editor: Philip Bayly.
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Monroe, R. J., and Shaw, S. W. (February 4, 2013). "Nonlinear Transient Dynamics of Pendulum Torsional Vibration Absorbers—Part II: Experimental Results." ASME. J. Vib. Acoust. February 2013; 135(1): 011018. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4007560
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