This study examines how the vibration absorbers influence the stability of nonlinear flow-solid interaction systems. A novel approach is proposed for the analysis of dynamic stability of the two-dimensional nonlinear system using the internal resonance contour plot (IRCP) and flutter speed contour plot (FSCP). The system considered is a planar rigid-body with plunge and pitch vibrations. The two ends of the body are supported by cubic nonlinear springs with quadratic damping. The vibration absorber attached beneath is also considered as a rigid body, with the mass and position of the absorber adjusted for optimization of vibration reduction. The method of multiple scales (MOMS) is employed to obtain a fixed point solution. The P-method is also adopted to obtain the eigen plot and Poincaré Map for comparison. Finally, both the IRCP with FSCP are cross-referenced to provide guide-lines for identifying the optimal location for the absorber with regard to stability and vibration reduction without the need to alter the framework of the main body.
International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics 13(5), pp.1350031(30pages)