Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

40, 1, pp. 47-71, Warsaw 2002

A class of electro-mechanical systems: linear and nonlinear dynamics

Francesco Dell'Isola, Fabrizio Vestroni, Stefano Vidoli
The linear and nonlinear problems of dynamics of some electro-mechanical systems, characterized by a gyroscopic internal coupling, are analyzed. Since the technical importance of this system lies in the possibility of damping and controlling structural vibrations, the interest is focused on the energy exchanges between the mechanical and electric components. In order to maximize these energy transformations, the optimal values of the system parameters and their modifications in the nonlinear case are investigated.
Keywords: electro-mechanical system; energy transformation; structural vibration