Comprehensive assessment of semi-active vibration suppression including energy analysis

Kanjuro Makihara, Junjiro Onoda, Kenji Minesugi

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This paper presents an extensive investigation on the LR-switching method (also called the energy-recycling semi-active method). Compared with the energy-dissipative R-switching method, the LR-switching method has been shown to have significantly better vibration suppression performance. However, certain essential issues affecting a system employing the LR-switching method remained to be dealt with. In particular, we had to clarify its vibration suppression mechanism from the viewpoint of mechanical and electrical energy exchange. Second, the robustness of the method against model errors and control time delays had to be verified. The experiments and numerical simulations that we conducted on a 10-bay truss structure demonstrate that the LR-switching method outperforms other suppression methods under sinusoidal and random excitations, which are more common in real systems and more difficult to deal with than transient vibrations. This paper provides fundamental insight on the LR-switching method and gives the method a guarantee for actual applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-93
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Vibration and Acoustics, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Feb


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