Cantilever dynamic vibration absorber for reducing optical disk drive vibration

Seungho Lim, Kyungtae Kim, Ungrae Cho, No Cheol Park, Young Pil Park, Kyoung Su Park, Wook Young Soh

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This research explores the design of a dynamic vibration absorber (DVA) using a cantilever beam with tip mass. Compared to a conventional DVA using a rubber bobbin, the proposed DVA isolates vibrations more effectively due to the low damping properties of its structure, which are the principal reason for its excellent anti-vibration performance near the anti-resonance frequency. This low damping decreases the harmonic response at the rotational frequency of the disk. To design the proposed DVA, the dynamic characteristics of the optical disk drive were represented with lumped parameter and finite element models. The dimensions of the beam were tuned to reduce the vibration in multiple axes based on this model. Tolerance analysis were performed so the drive would be robust against normal dimension variance due to the manufacturing process, and the variation in the dynamic characteristics with respect to the pickup position was investigated. The anti-vibration performance of the DVA was also measured experimentally.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4816018
Pages (from-to)2198-2201
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2009 May

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Funding Information:
ACKNOWLEDGMENT The support of Hitachi-LG Data Storage Inc. and the Center for Information Storage Devices, which has designated this research as a specialization project by Yonsei University, is gratefully acknowledged. In addition, this work was supported by a Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF) grant funded by the Korean government (MEST) (No. R17-2008-040-01001-0).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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