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Performance prediction of D-Strut isolation systems
Author(s): George W. Wilson; Patrick J. Wolke
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Paper Abstract

Dynamic models and simulation results are presented for D- StrutTM isolators. The D-Strut is a passive spring-damper device with space flight heritage used for vibration isolation. Detailed models are presented for both hydraulically and pneumatically damped D-Struts and the performance achieved by each will be compared. All of the models presented are single degree-of-freedom with a mass isolated from base motion by one isolator element. A simulation program was used to investigate the frequency domain and time domain dynamic response of the D-Strut models. The results are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 May 1997
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 3045, Smart Structures and Materials 1997: Passive Damping and Isolation, (9 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.274206
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George W. Wilson, Honeywell Inc. (United States)
Patrick J. Wolke, Honeywell Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3045:
Smart Structures and Materials 1997: Passive Damping and Isolation
L. Porter Davis, Editor(s)

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