Band stop vibration suppression using a passive X-shape structured lever-type isolation system

Chunchuan Liu, Xingjian Jing, Zhaobo Chen

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In the paper, band-stop vibration suppression property using a novel X-shape structured lever-type isolation system is studied. The geometrical nonlinear property of an X-shape supporting structure is used to improve the band-stop characteristics in the low frequency range of the lever-type vibration isolator. With the dynamics modeling of this hybrid structural system, it is shown that the proposed hybrid vibration system has very beneficial nonlinear stiffness and damping properties which are helpful to achieve much wider stop bandwidth. Theoretical results demonstrate that the anti-resonant frequencies, width and magnitude of the stop band can all be flexibly designed with structural parameters, and the parameters of the X-shape supporting structure are very critical for designing the band-stop frequency to achieve excellent low-frequency isolation performance. The results in the study provide a new approach to the design of the passive vibration suppression system in the low frequency region.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)342-353
Number of pages12
JournalMechanical Systems and Signal Processing
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016


  • Anti-resonant frequency
  • Band-stop property
  • Geometrical nonlinearity
  • Low-frequency vibration isolation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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