During the past few decades, significant interest in applying linear and nonlinear dynamical vibration absorbers for energy transfer and dissipation has significantly arisen. The existing studies of employing dynamical absorbers with small and large-scale dynamical structures have been mostly focusing on suppressing the oscillations for structures that move in one direction only. However, most of these structures are vulnerable to different sources and types of excitations that could induce two-dimensional oscillations into these structures. Consequently, this paper presents an application of a vibration absorber to suppress the two-dimensional vibration induced into the structure caused by a two-dimensional impulsive loading. The system description and the governing equations are firstly introduced and then followed by an optimization process to maximize vibration suppression. The response of the system under various combinations of longitudinal and lateral impulsive loadings is presented and the capability of the proposed absorber to suppress the induced vibration is evaluated.

This content is only available via PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.