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Journal of Structures
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 658053, 5 pages
Research Article

Study of Magnetic Vibration Absorber with Permanent Magnets along Vibrating Beam Structure

Mechanical Engineering Department, Genba Sopanrao Moze College of Engineering, Pune, Maharashtra 411045, India

Received 14 February 2013; Accepted 19 May 2013

Academic Editor: Mustafa Kemal Apalak

Copyright © 2013 F. B. Sayyad and N. D. Gadhave. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The vibration absorbers are frequently used to control and minimize excess vibration in structural system. Dynamic vibration absorbers are used to reduce the undesirable vibration in many applications such as pumps, gas turbines, engine, bridge, and electrical generator. To reduce the vibration of the system, the frequency of absorber should be equal to the excitation frequency. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of magnetic vibration absorber along vibrating cantilever beam. This study will aim to develop a position of magnetic vibration absorber along the cantilever beam to adopt the change in vibratory system. The absorber system is mounted on a cantilever beam acting as the primary system. The objective is to suppress the vibration of the primary system subjected to a harmonic excitation whose frequencies are varying. It can be achieved by varying the position of magnetic vibration absorber along the length of beam. The advantage of magnetic vibration absorber is that it can be easily tuned to the excitation frequency, so it can be used to reduce the vibration of system subjected to variable excitation frequency.