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Design and modelling of a fluid inerter

Swift, SJ and Smith, MC and Glover, AR and Papageorgiou, C and Gartner, B and Houghton, NE (2013) Design and modelling of a fluid inerter. International Journal of Control, 86. pp. 2035-2051. ISSN 0020-7179

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Abstract

Mechanical spring-damper network performance can often be improved by the inclusion of a third passive component called the inerter. This ideally has the characteristic that the force at the terminals is directly proportional to the relative acceleration between them. The fluid inerter presented here has advantages over mechanical ball screw devices in terms of simplicity of design. Furthermore, it can be readily adapted to implement various passive network layouts. Variable orifices and valves can be included to provide series or parallel damping. Test data from prototypes with helical tubes have been compared with models to investigate parasitic damping effects of the fluid. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Control Design Inerter Mechanical device Modelling
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div F > Control
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 11:45
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 02:16
DOI: 10.1080/00207179.2013.842263