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Recent advances in micro-vibration isolation

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Micro-vibration caused by disturbance sources on-board spacecraft can severely degrade the working environment of sensitive payloads. Some notable vibration control methods have been developed particularly for the suppression or isolation of micro-vibration over recent decades. Usually, passive isolation techniques are deployed in aerospace engineering. Active isolators, however, are often proposed to deal with the low frequency vibration that is common in spacecraft. Active/passive hybrid isolation has also been effectively used in some spacecraft structures for a number of years. In semi-active isolation systems, the inherent structural performance can be adjusted to deal with variation in the aerospace environment. This latter approach is potentially one of the most practical isolation techniques for micro-vibration isolation tasks. Some emerging advanced vibration isolation methods that exploit the benefits of nonlinearity have also been reported in the literature. This represents an interesting and highly promising approach for solving some challenging problems in the area. This paper serves as a state-of-the-art review of the vibration isolation theory and/or methods which were developed, mainly over the last decade, specifically for or potentially could be used for, micro-vibration control.

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Liu, Chunchuan, Jing, Xingjian, Daley, Steve and Li, Fengming (2015) Recent advances in micro-vibration isolation Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 56-57, pp. 55-80. (doi:10.1016/j.ymssp.2014.10.007).

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Accepted/In Press date: 20 October 2014
e-pub ahead of print date: 4 December 2014
Published date: March 2015
Keywords: micro-vibration, vibration isolation, spacecraft applications, nonlinear stiffness and damping
Organisations: Faculty of Engineering and the Environment


Local EPrints ID: 373351
ISSN: 0888-3270
PURE UUID: 99588712-57b1-4893-9f3c-1055be088ef3

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Date deposited: 15 Jan 2015 17:00
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 21:34

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Author: Chunchuan Liu
Author: Xingjian Jing
Author: Steve Daley
Author: Fengming Li

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