Oscillating displacements and forces in mechanical systems will cause vibrations. In some cases these become a nuisance, or possibly lead to premature wear and failure in mechanisms. A common approach to dealing with these problems is to design vibration isolators. The equations for transmissibility and isolation is shown in Figure 9.9 Transmissibility. These equations can compare the ratio of forces or displacements through an isolator. The calculation is easy to perform with a transfer function or Bode plot.


Figure 9.9 Transmissibility


Figure 9.10 Drill problem: Select a K value