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An Adaptive Tuned Mass Damper Using Friction Bars

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Marcus Neubauer, Jörg Wallaschek

Leibniz University of Hannover, Hannover, Germany

Paper No. SMASIS2013-3119, pp. V001T03A024; 6 pages
  • ASME 2013 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems
  • Volume 1: Development and Characterization of Multifunctional Materials; Modeling, Simulation and Control of Adaptive Systems; Integrated System Design and Implementation
  • Snowbird, Utah, USA, September 16–18, 2013
  • Conference Sponsors: Aerospace Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5603-1
  • Copyright © 2013 by ASME


This publication presents a novel realization of a Tuned Mass Damper (TMD) using friction bars. Because of the friction forces in the contact, they dissipate energy similar to a dry friction contact. Because of the nonlinear, amplitude depending damping behavior, it is possible to have the pure absorbing effect combined with broadband damping, which cannot be achieved by the classical, viscousely damped TMD.

Special focus is layed on the modeling aspects. The friction contact is modeled using the Harmonic Balance method, and with help of the replacement parameters the system behavior is studied.

Copyright © 2013 by ASME
Topics: Friction , Dampers



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