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Design Procedure of a Nonlinear Vibration Absorber Using Bifurcation Analysis: Application to the Drill-String System

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Régis Viguié, Gaëtan Kerschen

University of Liège, Liège, Belgium

Paper No. DETC2009-87358, pp. 381-389; 9 pages
  • ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 1: 22nd Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise, Parts A and B
  • San Diego, California, USA, August 30–September 2, 2009
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division and Computers in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4898-2 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3856-3
  • Copyright © 2009 by ASME


A nonlinear energy sink (NES) is characterized by its ability to passively realize targeted energy transfer as well as multimodal damping. This latter feature seems to make this device very well suited for reducing the vibration level of MDOF linear and nonlinear structures. The perspective of dealing with such primary structures requires the development of an efficient NES design procedure. This paper poses the basis of such a procedure that is applied to the vibration mitigation of a drill-string system, using the software MatCont.

Copyright © 2009 by ASME



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