Presenter Information

Kevin Mark McClendon


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Advisor

Stutts, Daniel S.

Advisor's Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


The purpose of this report is to discuss methods of suppressing vibration in space trusses. The discussion is centered on the approach, structural attributes, and effectiveness of each method. One approach uses structural active members which are actuated to produce “anti-vibration” to cancel vibrations in the truss. The other method is to implement passive and active damping devices at the base of the space truss, where it will absorb vibrations by fluctuating the stiffness of the structures foundation.

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Presentation Date

29 Jan 1993