This paper presents computational graphs that determine the optimal linear vibration absorber for linear damped primary systems. Considered as independent parameters are the main system damping ratio and the mass ratio examined over the range 0 to 0.50 and 0.01 to 0.40, respectively. The remaining nondimensional parameters were optimized using numerical methods based on minimum-maximum amplitude criteria. With independent parameters specified the computational graphs can be used to find the response amplitudes as well as the optimal absorber characteristics. This procedure is illustrated in a design example. A qualitative discussion of the sensitivity to parameter errors is presented.
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