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dc.contributor.advisor Spanos, Pol D.
dc.creatorGkaras, Vasileios
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T08:19:51Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T08:19:51Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/17782
dc.description.abstract The vibration isolation effect of linear and nonlinear single degree of freedom oscillators attached to a structure is studied. This system of oscillators, directly attached to the main structure, induces a decrease to the amplitude of the structural response, over a wide excitation frequency band. This is achieved by distributing the natural frequencies of the attachments over an a priori specified frequency interval, which is related to the excitation power spectrum density. The use of nonlinear Duffing type oscillators increases the vibration isolation effect of the attachments. The study of the vibration isolation system behavior is conducted using the Monte Carlo technique. An implicit Newmark integration scheme is used for the linear attachment case. In the case of nonlinear attached oscillators, the system of equations of motion is integrated by an iterative decoupled Newmark integration technique. This scheme improves significantly the efficiency of the Monte Carlo method.
dc.format.extent 68 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectCivil engineering
Mechanical engineering
dc.title A Monte Carlo study of vibration isolation systems using linear and nonlinear multiple tuned mass damper oscillators
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Civil and Environmental Engineering
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
dc.identifier.citation Gkaras, Vasileios. "A Monte Carlo study of vibration isolation systems using linear and nonlinear multiple tuned mass damper oscillators." (2005) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/17782.


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