Vibration management should always 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.

Vibration_White_Paper3But 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 vibration management can really will be as easy as one, two, three.

White Paper: Understanding Vibration Isolation Efficiency Curves

While Load vs. Natural Frequency Curves are helpful in understand vibration management, Vibration Isolation Efficiency (VIE) Curves take the design one step further. When designing for isolation, engineers tend to look for materials with a low natural frequency and VIE Curves compare materials to identify which product has a larger region of isolation.

“To use this curve effectively, it must be used in conjunction with the Load vs. Natural Frequency curve for the same material. These two curves are frequently represented together. Designers identify the natural frequency of the product based on the loading being applied to the material. This is accomplished by consulting the load versus natural frequency curve. Once loading is identified, the natural frequency is located on the X-axis of the vibration isolation efficiency curve and compared with various forcing frequencies of concern on the Y-axis. The curves in Figure 5 and Figure 6.0 demonstrate how this might be achieved.”

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: Understanding Vibration Isolation Efficiency Curves.