• Horst Ecker
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 111)


This contribution presents an overview of recent research activities, with the goal of utilizing parametric excitation as a novel method to suppress self-excited vibrations by amplifying the damping properties of the system. The basic idea of the method is discussed and different methods to analyze parametrically excited systems are reviewed. Three different examples are presented, where parametric stiffness excitation is applied and either stabilizes the system or improves the damping behavior.


Vibration Amplitude Parametric Resonance Parametric Excitation Monodromy Matrix Stability Threshold 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Horst Ecker
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  1. 1.Institute of Mechanics and MechatronicsVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria

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