Semi-active vibration absorbers (SAVAs) are proposed to suppress large amplitude oscillations in container cranes during maneu-vers and wind forcing. The SAVA design and optimization are achieved via suitable nonlinear models, numerical simulations, and laboratory as well as full-scale tests. A comprehensive nonlinear modelling, featuring a full three-dimensional crane model and the adaptive vibration control architecture, is devised. The container is modeled as a rigid body elastically suspended from the trolley traveling along the crane boom. Two identical SAVAs are studied coupling their equations of motion - which include the impact against rubberized end stops - with the container crane dynamics. Suitable parametric analyses are carried out to investigate and optimize the control devices. Full-scale experiments are performed to validate the semi-active control architecture which proves to be a feasible approach.
|Titolo:||Payload oscillations control in harbor cranes via semi-active vibration absorbers: Modeling, simulations and experimental results|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|