Damping effect of particle impact dampers using a cylindrical container

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This paper presents the results of an experimental and analytical study of the performance of particle impact dampers using a cylindrical container. This damping is a form of impact damping in which particles collides with the cylindrical surface of the container. The dynamics of the damper is solved by Discrete Element Method (DEM). The validity of the numerical method is examined by comparison with experimental results. The effect of some of the major system parameters such as the mass ratio, container dimensions and particle radius on the structural damping is studied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2585-2590
Number of pages6
JournalNippon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Sept
Externally publishedYes


  • Damper
  • Discrete element method (DEM)
  • Frictional vibration
  • Granular materials
  • Nonlinear vibration
  • Numerical analysis
  • Vibration control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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