Adaptive passive vibration control

M. A. Franchek, M. W. Ryan, R. J. Bernhard

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Adaptive-passive vibration control achieves robust attenuation of a harmonic excitation through tuning a reactive device. In this paper, a robust tuning strategy is presented for adaptive passive control. The tuning strategy is based on minimizing the voltage amplitude from an accelerometer. This is similar to the standard regulator problem in feedback control. However, the feedback signal is an even function and therefore tuning direction is ambiguous. One tuning direction scheme is developed which compares the natural frequency of the absorber to the excitation frequency. Experimental verification of the tuning strategy is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)565-585
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Sound and Vibration
Issue number5
StatePublished - Feb 8 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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