Adjustable tuned mass damper concept for diesel generator

Jarkko Keinänen, Kari Tammi, Hannu Sainio, Antti Mäkinen, Pasi Paloheimo

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsProfessional


    A tuned mass damper is a well-known concept that can be used to reduce undesired oscillation of structures. However, structures where the dynamic properties are difficult to estimate traditional mass damper need to be designed very carefully to make it work properly. For these kinds of structures an adjustable tuned mass damper (ATMD) is an effective vibration control tool. In this study a simple concept for the ATMD was studied based on a leaf spring and moving mass. Aim of the concept was to make a simple low cost solution with wide control range. The ATMD can be used as a troubleshooting device with structures that have resonance problem without extinctive pre study of the structure. Moving mass and span length can be varied easily so the adjusting of the ATMD can be done in situ. All the parts in ATMD are steel so the temperature range is wide and also the reliability is good. The studied ATMD concept was designed to use in generator part of a diesel generator set. The ATMD can also be used for example in other engine, manufacturing and transport applications.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication27th CIMAC World Congress on Combustion Engine Technology
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeD3 Professional conference proceedings
    Event27th CIMAC World Congress on Combustion Engine Technology - Shanghai, China
    Duration: 13 May 201316 May 2013


    Conference27th CIMAC World Congress on Combustion Engine Technology
    Abbreviated titleCIMAC 2013


    • vibration
    • tuned mass damper
    • resonance


    Dive into the research topics of 'Adjustable tuned mass damper concept for diesel generator'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this