Dynamic analysis of a pendulum dynamic automatic balancer

Jin Seung Sohn, Jin Woo Lee, Eun Hyoung Cho, No Cheol Park, Young Pil Park

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)


The automatic dynamic balancer is a device to reduce the vibration from unbalanced mass of rotors. Instead of considering prevailing ball automatic dynamic balancer, pendulum automatic dynamic balancer is analyzed. For the analysis of dynamic stability and behavior, the nonlinear equations of motion for a system are derived with respect to polar coordinates by the Lagrange's equations. The perturbation method is applied to investigate the dynamic behavior of the system around the equilibrium position. Based on the linearized equations, the dynamic stability of the system around the equilibrium positions is investigated by the eigenvalue analysis. The stability analysis provides the design requirements for the pendulum automatic dynamic balancer to achieve a balancing of the system. The efficiency of ball automatic dynamic balancer, for reducing the total vibration of the system, is better than one of pendulum automatic balancer, if the rotating speed is above critical speed. However, pendulum automatic dynamic balancer can achieve balancing even if the rotating speed is below critical speed. The time response analysis demonstrates the stability analysis from computing the radial displacement of the rotating system and the positions of pendulums. Furthermore, in order to confirm the theoretical analysis, various experiments are made on pendulum automatic dynamic balancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-167
Number of pages17
JournalShock and Vibration
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Dynamic analysis of a pendulum dynamic automatic balancer'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this