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Simulation and Characterization of Particle Damping in Transient Vibrations

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Kuanmin Mao

College of Mechanical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China

Michael Yu Wang

Department of Automation and Computer-Aided Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Zhiwei Xu

The State Key Laboratory for Smart Materials and Structures, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China

Tianning Chen

College of Mechanical Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China

J. Vib. Acoust 126(2), 202-211 (May 04, 2004) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1687401 History: Received October 01, 2002; Revised October 01, 2003; Online May 04, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Figures

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A particle vibration damper (left) and the particle contacts (right)
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Metal particles as damping material: lead particles (left) and tungsten steel particles (right)
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The model of a single degree of freedom system of a particle vibration damper
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Schematic of a beam with transverse particle dampers (a) or longitudinal particle dampers (b)
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A schematic of a particle vibration damper and its experimental setup developed in 4
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DEM simulation result of velocity with and without particles for x0=7.8 mm and v0=0
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DEM simulation result of velocity with and without particles for x0=15.7 mm and v0=0
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The specific damping capacity versus the dimensionless acceleration for the case of x0=7.8 mm, obtained with this simulation study and the experiments in 4 respectively
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The specific damping capacity versus the dimensionless acceleration for the case of x0=15.7 mm, obtained with this simulation study and the experiments in 4 respectively
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The specific damping capacity for three different initial conditions. A: x0=15.7 mm; B: x0=7.8 mm; and C: x0=3.9 mm
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The specific damping capacity for three different hole heights. A: H=2.54 mm(p=50%); B: H=5.08 mm(p=25%); and C: H=7.62 mm(p=12.5%)
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The snapshots of particles in the simulation
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Velocity field of the particles at the given times
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Velocity profile along the hole’s height at the given times
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Particle positions, response velocity and specific damping
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Free vibration of a friction-damping system for various friction coefficients
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Specific damping capacity of the friction-damping system for three different friction coefficients
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Displacement of the impacting mass and its peaks for a low clearance case
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The specific damping capacity of the single-mass impact damper for a low clearance
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Displacement of the impacting mass and its peaks for a high clearance case
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The specific damping capacity of the single-mass impact damper for the high clearance case

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