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29 July 2004 Damping of belt-driven servomechanisms using low-density, low-wave-speed materials
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We study the dynamics of servomechanisms in which power is transmitted from the motor to payload using a flat steel belt. The bandwidth of control in such systems is usually limited by a resonance in which the payload and motor oscillate out of phase and the belt undergoes longitudinal strains. In this paper, we conduct experiments on a linear positioning system, show that significant damping in the drive resonance can be attained by attaching a layer of low-wave-speed foam to the belt, and develop a simple model of this damping phenomenon.
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Kripa K. Varanasi and Samir A. Nayfeh "Damping of belt-driven servomechanisms using low-density, low-wave-speed materials", Proc. SPIE 5386, Smart Structures and Materials 2004: Damping and Isolation, (29 July 2004);


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