Vibration management needs to be considered in any engineering design. Applications that have effectively incorporated vibration management surround us every day, from buildings to rail cars. Even the mirrors on our cars have to pass a vibration test to ensure visual clarity at high speeds. Designs that neglect to properly address vibration often result in malfunctioning components and, in some cases, catastrophic failure.
But vibration management can be confusing. So we’re making it a bit easier for you with three solid and easy to follow white paper. So not vibration management really will be as easy as one, two, three.
Become familiar with load versus natural frequency data and explore the factors that can impact a material’s natural frequency. From increased thickness to increased mass, this white paper will bring you up to speed with everything you need to not only interpret this valuable data, but also to understand how it can change and what those changes mean.
[The Load Versus Natural Frequency Curve] illustrates how the natural frequency of a material changes based on material thickness and the load applied. Load vs. Natural Frequency aids engineers in determining what the material’s natural frequency will be in the end application. Using a Single Degree of Freedom (SDOF) system, we can define natural frequency as a function of mass and stiffness.
We’ve spent a lot of time researching, studying, and sorting data in order to provide you with the best information available. This white paper will provide you with a solid understanding of an important aspect of vibration management and, in the coming weeks, we’ll discuss the final of our three white papers: Understanding Vibration Isolation Efficiency Curves.