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Systems which use resonance

Systems which use resonance

Systems which use resonance

Hi guys

I am busy with a proposal for my MSC, and struggling to find mechanical systems which use resonance in order to function or perform better. Looking for something whereby resonance is induced and maintained even when parameters are changed during operation.

A bit vauge but I would appreciate any information.

Note that my topic is on vibrating screens

RE: Systems which use resonance

I have worked on vibratory feeders for razor blade handles and vibratory conveyors for tires (power plant) and clams (fishing boat). Probably a few others that I don't recall.


RE: Systems which use resonance

Tuned Mass Dampers.

RE: Systems which use resonance

> Passive vibration isolators use the resonance peak and the attenuation beyond that to achieve the desired net attenuation; the system is basically designed by designing the resonance frequency to be below the bulk of the vibration spectrum. I know this isn't quite what you had in mind.
> Shouldn't really mention this but the Las Vegas shooter used a form of resonance in the "bump stock" to make his semiautomatic rifle behave like an automatic
> There are other resonance-peaked systems, which I can't remember right now, that operate on resonance, since that minimizes the energy required

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RE: Systems which use resonance

Wave energy harvesters can maximize their energy production by tuning to resonance.

RE: Systems which use resonance

Clocks. All clocks, from mechanical (pendulum and spring), quartz crystal, to atomic clocks.

RE: Systems which use resonance

Google Vortex Bladeless wind generator and you will find a lot of videos of funny looking vibrating vertical rod-like structures that are supposed to generate energy from wind.


The resonance is tuned to the vortex shedding frequency. Having maximum motion of the rod allows them to extract maximum energy from the vibration (energy extracted acts like damping).

Vortex shedding frequency changes with windspeed. Also the magnitude of oscillations increase with windspeed. So they arrange a permanent magnet in such a way that it stiffens the system as the magnitude of oscillation increases, which increases the resonant frequency that is supposed to allow natural frequency to follow close to the vortex shedding frequency (a passive tuning system to maintain resonance over a wider range of wind speeds). As an added benefit, the non-linear stiffening spring gives a resonance characteristic similar to a Duffing oscillatoro shaped like a shark fin... (the olive-colored one pointing to the right) which abruptly drops resonant frequency at high magnitudes... they take advantage of this (supposedly) to protect the machine from damage from excessive movement if the wind speed gets too high ... then you reach the right-most tip of the shark fin and then it detunes itself.

I should add the company has been in business a long time raising money from investors by showing their funny looking videos, but I'm not sure they have demonstrated very much performance yet.

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RE: Systems which use resonance

Superconducting particle accelerators use resonance for the niobium cavities in the cryomodules.

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RE: Systems which use resonance

Open one window in a moving car to annoy the driver or passengers with the deep Helmholtz throbbing.
Human vocal cords.

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