Semi-active Inerter and Adaptive Tuned Vibration Absorber

  • Michael Z. Q. ChenEmail author
  • Yinlong Hu


This chapter presents a novel framework to realize the semi-active inerter, and proposes a novel semi-active-inerter-based adaptive tuned vibration absorber (SIATVA). The proposed semi-active inerter can be realized by replacing the fixed-inertia flywheel in the existing flywheel-based inerters with a controllable-inertia flywheel (CIF). Then, by using the proposed semi-active inerter, a SIATVA is constructed, and two control methods, that is the frequency-tracker-based (FT) control and the phase-detector-based (PD) control, are derived. The experimental results show that both the FT control and the PD control can effectively neutralize the vibration of the primary mass, although the excitation frequency may vary. The proposed SIATVA can also tolerate the parameter variation of the primary system. As a result, it can be applied to a variety of primary systems without resetting the parameters. The performance degradation by the inherent damping is also demonstrated.


Semi-active inerter Adaptive tuned vibration absorber Controllable-inertia flywheel Physical embodiments Experiments 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of AutomationNanjing University of Science and TechnologyNanjingChina
  2. 2.College of Energy and Electrical EngineeringHohai UniversityNanjingChina

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