A novel impact damper consisting of a linear chain of particles

Mohamed Gharib, Saud Ghani

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Abstract

Passive control is preferred due to its simplicity and low power consumption. A common passive control device is the Impact Damper which consists of a freely moving mass con- strained by two stops inside a container mounted on the pri- mary system. Researchers attempted to develop the impact damper for many decades. Their objective was to decrease the high accelerations, contact forces and noise levels. In this paper, a novel type impact damper consisting of linear chain of different sizes spherical balls is introduced. The Linear Particle Chain (LPC) impact damper is based on dissipating the kinetic energy of the primary system by plac- ing a small ball between each two large balls in the chain arrangement. The small ball will have numerous collisions with the larger balls when the primary system is excited. This behavior leads to dissipate part of the kinetic energy at each collision with the large balls. The LPC impact damper is validated by comparing its responses with the single unit conventional impact damper. The free vibration of a single degree of freedom system equipped with the damper is studied. It has been shown that the LPC impact damper is more efficient than the conven- tional impact damper. A parametric study is conducted to investigate the effective number of balls and the efficient ge- ometry of the impact damper to be used in a specific avail- able space in the primary system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2012
Pages181-190
Number of pages10
Volume12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2012 - Houston, TX, United States
Duration: 9 Nov 201215 Nov 2012

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OtherASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2012
CountryUnited States
CityHouston, TX
Period9/11/1215/11/12

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Gharib, M., & Ghani, S. (2012). A novel impact damper consisting of a linear chain of particles. In ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2012 (Vol. 12, pp. 181-190) https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2012-86749