Methods for Reducing Vibrations of Equipment Mounted on Helicopter External Stores Stations.
ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL ALA GROUND EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS DIRECTORATE
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Three designs for reducing the vertical oscillations induced in equipment mounted on the wings of AH-1G helicopters are submitted. A design for a variable stiffness spring to accommodate a change in the mass of the system to be isolated is presented. By use of an analog simulation of a dynamic absorber it is shown that a dynamic absorber is not satisfactory for small ratios of damper mass to system mass. An experimental program is formulated to determine the dynamic properties of a test fixture to be used in determining isolator effectiveness. Author