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Shock and Vibration
Volume 1, Issue 5, Pages 485-493

Vibration Isolation: A Review, I. Sinusoidal and Random Excitations

F.C. Nelson

College of Engineering, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155, USA

Received 2 September 1993; Accepted 28 January 1994

Copyright © 1994 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. 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.


This article reviews the engineering theory and technology associated with the use of dicrete Isolators to protect Vibration-sensitive equipment or machinery against sinusoidal or random excitation. Special attention is given to protection against low frequency (<5 Hz) and high-frequency (>100 Hz) excitation. Both passive and active isolators systems are discussed.