Dynamic analysis of high static low dynamic stiffness vibration isolation mounts

Alexander D Shaw, Simon A Neild, David J Wagg

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The high static low dynamic stiffness (HSLDS) concept is a design strategy for an anti-vibration mount that seeks to increase isolation by lowering the natural frequency of the mount, whilst maintaining the same static load bearing capacity. Previous studies have successfully analysed many features of the response by modelling the concept as a Duffing oscillator. This study extends the previous findings by characterising the HSLDS model in terms of two simple parameters. A fifth-order polynomial model allows us to explore the effects of these parameters. We analyse the steady-state response, showing that simple changes to the shape of the force displacement curve can have large effects on the amplitude and frequency of peak response, and can even lead to unbounded response at certain levels of excitation. Harmonics of the fundamental response are also analysed, and it is shown that they are unlikely to pose significant design limitations. Predictions compare well to simulation results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1437-1455
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Sound and Vibration
Early online date8 Dec 2012
Publication statusPublished - 18 Mar 2013


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