Seismic Motion Control of a Column Using a Gyroscope

Unker F., Cuvalci O.

World Conference on Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, İstanbul, Turkey, 28 - 30 May 2015, pp.2316-2325 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.06.183
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.2316-2325


Taking advantage of the angular momentum of the rotating gyroscope, gyrostabilizer systems are expected to become more widely actualized as they provide an effective means of motion control with several significant advantages for various structures. In this paper, a symmetric gyro with coupling to the tip mass of a column mounted on a vibrating base is considered. The non-linear motions of the gyro-column system and the equations of motion for the system are derived following energy (Lagrange) based approaches and examples provided. On the other hand, the effect of the angular velocity of the gyroscope is studied, and it is shown that the angular velocity (spin velocity) Omega of gyroscope has a significant effect on the behavior of the dynamic motion. It is also shown how the damper and spring due to the motion between the suporting gimbal and tip mass influence the dynamic behavior of the gyroscope. It was concluded that the numerical investigations of this combined system has not been investigated up to the present time. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.