A conceptual design of an active device able to attenuate the tonal vibrations of a mounting bracket for automotive gearboxes is addressed in this paper. A preloaded piezo stack actuator is used to counteract the unbalanced vibrations of the component by monitoring its operational deformations. Firstly, a numerical modal analysis is carried out to characterize the normal modes in the frequency range of interest. The piezo stack is simulated by a rod element and its effect is numerically characterized. The upper and lower faces of the stack are mechanically coupled with the bracket structure, whereas the active control deals with the relative displacement of two points of the bracket. The primary disturbance was simulated by a shaker to control the vibrations in correspondence of the second bending mode (around 1.6 kHz). A 20 Hz narrow band was additionally selected as the control window. Then, this frequency range was enlarged around the resonance peak in order to optimize the control effect, till 80 Hz to investigate the resulting effects. Finally, focus is given to the structural damping by assessing its impact on the control forces and phases to cancel the deformation along the contact direction. The description of the experimental results concludes this work by generally confirming the numerical expectations.

Feasibility study for a tonal vibration control system of a mounting bracket for automotive gearboxes

Magliacano, D.;Viscardi, M.;
2016

Abstract

A conceptual design of an active device able to attenuate the tonal vibrations of a mounting bracket for automotive gearboxes is addressed in this paper. A preloaded piezo stack actuator is used to counteract the unbalanced vibrations of the component by monitoring its operational deformations. Firstly, a numerical modal analysis is carried out to characterize the normal modes in the frequency range of interest. The piezo stack is simulated by a rod element and its effect is numerically characterized. The upper and lower faces of the stack are mechanically coupled with the bracket structure, whereas the active control deals with the relative displacement of two points of the bracket. The primary disturbance was simulated by a shaker to control the vibrations in correspondence of the second bending mode (around 1.6 kHz). A 20 Hz narrow band was additionally selected as the control window. Then, this frequency range was enlarged around the resonance peak in order to optimize the control effect, till 80 Hz to investigate the resulting effects. Finally, focus is given to the structural damping by assessing its impact on the control forces and phases to cancel the deformation along the contact direction. The description of the experimental results concludes this work by generally confirming the numerical expectations.
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