This paper describes a method for limiting vibration in flexible systems that have more than one characteristic frequency and mode. It is only necessary to have knowledge of the component mode frequencies and damping ratios in order to be able to calculate the timing and magnitudes of the impulse sequence used in the shaping. Only two impulses, in the nonrobust case, or three impulses in a more robust case, are necessary regardless of the number of component frequencies. Simple tests are established to determine when this technique can be used and examples are presented.
Issue Section:Research Papers
Topics:Damping, Flexible systems, Impulse (Physics), Vibration
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