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Particle beam damper
Author(s): Stephan S. Simonian
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Paper Abstract

Particle dampers are utilized to damp the fundamental modes of vibration of two antennae mounted at the tip end of cantilever beams. The damper is composed of a closed container which is partially filled with metallic particles. The damper is bolted near the tip of the booms where the amplitude of vibratory motion is greatest. It is shown experimentally that significant damping can be obtained with this very simple and low cost device.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2445, Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Passive Damping, (5 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.208884
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Stephan S. Simonian, TRW Space and Electronics Group (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2445:
Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Passive Damping
Conor D. Johnson, Editor(s)

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