Study on Adaptive-Passive and Semi-Active Eddy Current Tuned Mass Damper with Variable Damping
AbstractTuned mass damper (TMD) is a widely used vibration control device, consisting of a mass, some springs and damping elements. Viscous damper is mostly used as a damping element; however, it has many unsustainable problems, e.g., poor durability, sensitive to the change of temperature, difficult to adjust the damping, oil leakage etc. In this paper, a new sustainable adaptive-passive eddy current tuned mass damper (ECTMD) with variable damping, which is very easy to be further upgraded to a semi-active one, is proposed. Four important parameters, e.g., adsorption position of permanent magnets, thickness of the conductive plate, thickness of the extra steel plate and the air gap between permanent magnets and the conductive plate are investigated by a parametric study. Two new evaluation indexes are put forward to indicate the damping mechanism of the proposed device. The relationship between effective damping coefficient and air gap is fitted through a quadratic function. Then, the corresponding design method of the proposed adaptive–passive ECTMD is presented. At last, the previous adaptive–passive ECTMD is upgraded to a semi-active one, which can adjust its eddy current damping through adjusting its air gap in real-time, based on the linear-quadratic-Gaussian algorithm. The effectiveness of semi-active ECTMD is evaluated through harmonic excitations and human-induced excitations. The results show that the semi-active ECTMD with variable damping has a better vibration control effect than the optimized passive one. View Full-Text
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Shi, W.; Wang, L.; Lu, Z.; Gao, H. Study on Adaptive-Passive and Semi-Active Eddy Current Tuned Mass Damper with Variable Damping. Sustainability 2018, 10, 99.
Shi W, Wang L, Lu Z, Gao H. Study on Adaptive-Passive and Semi-Active Eddy Current Tuned Mass Damper with Variable Damping. Sustainability. 2018; 10(1):99.Chicago/Turabian Style
Shi, Weixing; Wang, Liangkun; Lu, Zheng; Gao, Hui. 2018. "Study on Adaptive-Passive and Semi-Active Eddy Current Tuned Mass Damper with Variable Damping." Sustainability 10, no. 1: 99.
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