The Structure-Immittance Functions for Passive Vibration Control

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This paper proposes a new method, the structure-immittance approach, for designing the passive vibration absorbers consisting of inerters, dampers and springs. When considering possible configurations for these elements broadly, one of two exist approaches may be taken, either a structure-based or an immittance-based approach. Both methods have their advantages and disadvantages. In this paper, the new approach combines the advantages of the existing ones. It can both consider a full set of absorber layouts together (the advantage of immittance-based approach), and restrict the complexity, topology and element values of the candidate layouts (the advantage of structure-based approach). The structural immittances covering a full set of possible networks with one damper, one inerter and at most one spring are derived and applied to a civil engineering study. This demonstrates the advantages of the new methodology in being able to identify the optimum configurations for different element constraints.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationX International Conference on Structural Dynamics, EURODYN 2017
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventX International Conference on Structural Dynamics, EURODYN 2017 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 10 Sept 201713 Sept 2017
Conference number: 10

Publication series

NameProcedia Engineering
ISSN (Print)1877-7058


ConferenceX International Conference on Structural Dynamics, EURODYN 2017
Abbreviated titleEURODYN 2017
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  • passive vibration control, inerter
  • restricted complexity
  • systematic approach


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