Experimental Characterization of a Tuned Vibration Absorber

  • Tuğrul AksoyEmail author
  • Gökhan O. Özgen
  • Bülent Acar
  • Caner Gençoğlu
Conference paper
Part of the Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series book series (CPSEMS)


In this paper, experimental characterization studies conducted for a tuned vibration absorber is presented. The tuned vibration absorber has been particularly designed to reduce transverse resonant vibration response of a supported cylinder structure at its dominant two modes. Various testing configurations and techniques have been used such as transmissibility measurements, frequency response measurements, sweep sine testing, impact testing, and random testing. Different testing approaches were needed to explain the differences between actual TVA characteristics and the initial design objectives. Finally, structure and tuned vibration absorber are tested together to check the actual vibration reduction performance of the tuned vibration absorber.


Tuned vibration absorbers Magnetic damping Sine-sweep testing Random testing Experimental characterization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tuğrul Aksoy
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Gökhan O. Özgen
    • 1
  • Bülent Acar
    • 2
  • Caner Gençoğlu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Roketsan Inc.AnkaraTurkey

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