In previous research, the twin rotor damper (TRD), an active mass damper, was presented including control algorithms for monofrequent vibrations. In a preferred mode of operation, the continuous rotation mode, two eccentric masses rotate in opposite directions about two parallel axes with a mostly constant angular velocity. The resulting control force is harmonic. Within this paper, the steady-state response of a single-degree-of-freedom (SDOF) oscillator subjected to a harmonic excitation force with and without the TRD is studied. A closed-form solution is presented and validated experimentally. It is shown that the TRD provides damping to the SDOF oscillator until a certain frequency ratio is reached. The provided damping is not only dependent on the design parameters of the TRD but also depends on the steady-state vibration amplitude. The solution serves as a powerful design tool for dimensioning the TRD. The analytical closed-form solution is applicable for other active mass dampers.
Closed-Form Steady-State Response Solution of the Twin Rotor Damper and Experimental Validation
Contributed by the Technical Committee on Vibration and Sound of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF VIBRATION AND ACOUSTICS. Manuscript received July 8, 2016; final manuscript received October 7, 2016; published online February 22, 2017. Assoc. Editor: Philippe Velex.
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Bäumer, R., and Starossek, U. (February 22, 2017). "Closed-Form Steady-State Response Solution of the Twin Rotor Damper and Experimental Validation." ASME. J. Vib. Acoust. April 2017; 139(2): 021017. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4035134
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