Research on the vibration band gaps of isolators applied to ship hydraulic pipe supports based on the theory of phononic crystals
School of Mechanical Science and Engineering, and The FESTO Pneumatic Center, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, P.R. China
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Revised: 29 December 2015
Accepted: 17 March 2016
Published online: 20 April 2016
According to the theory of phononic crystals, a new isolator applied to ship hydraulic pipe-support with a one-dimensional periodic composite structure is designed, which is composed of metal and rubber. The vibration of the ship hydraulic pipeline can be suppressed by the band gaps (BGs) of the isolator. The band structure and frequency response function of the isolator is figured out by the transfer matrix method and the finite element method respectively. The frequency ranges and width of the BGs can be modulated to obtain the best structure of the isolator by changing the geometrical parameters. The experimental results provide an attenuation of over 20 dB in the frequency range of the BGs, and the results show good agreement with those of the numeric calculations. The research provides an effective way to control the vibration of ship hydraulic pipelines.
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