Bobsleigh optimization - A customized dynamic vibration absorber with limit stops

This paper presents a dynamic vibration absorber for a bobsleigh, that is based on vibration measuring runs on a real track. Observed chassis resonances are reduced by means of an absorber with the assumption that smaller vibration amplitudes should enhance the performance and controllability of the bobsleigh. The device features unconventional elements such as dry friction damping or limit stops for the tuned mass.
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Subjects: bobsledding high performance sport sports equipment technology auxiliary device resistance
Notations: technical sports technical and natural sciences
Tagging: Vibration
Published in: ENOC
Published: 2011
Edition: ENOC 2011, 24-29 July 2011, Rome, Italy
Pages: 6
Document types: congress proceedings
Language: English
Level: advanced