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dc.contributor.advisor Spanos, Pol D.
dc.creatorDavis, Gregory Laurence
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T08:34:49Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T08:34:49Z
dc.date.issued 1998
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/19255
dc.description.abstract The effects of both stiffness and damping nonlinearities on force-limited, random vibration test specifications are investigated. The response of the source-load vibratory system to a random, Gaussian excitation is analyzed using the modal- and residual-mass two degree-of-freedom system. The technique of statistical linearization is used in conjunction with the frequency shift method to derive force-limiting specifications for a nonlinear load mass modeled as a Duffing, Rayleigh damped, and linear plus quadratically damped oscillator, respectively. The normalized force-limiting specification for each nonlinear system is determined for a range of nonlinear stiffness and damping coefficients and compared with its linear counterpart over the same range of effective mass parameters. In general, deviations in the force-limiting spectrum arising from nonlinear stiffness effects will be apparent only at low frequencies on systems that are lightly damped, have large nonlinear stiffness parameters, and that experience moderately high input excitations. Deviations in the force-limiting spectrum arising from nonlinear damping effects will be apparent at lower frequencies on systems that are lightly damped, but having smaller nonlinear damping parameters and input excitations than their nonlinear stiffness counterparts. Case studies are presented to illustrate the methodology for deriving both linear and nonlinear force-limiting specifications for use in the test laboratory.
dc.format.extent 141 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectApplied mechanics
Mechanical engineering
dc.title An analysis of nonlinear damping and stiffness effects in force-limited random vibration testing
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Applied Mechanics
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
dc.identifier.citation Davis, Gregory Laurence. "An analysis of nonlinear damping and stiffness effects in force-limited random vibration testing." (1998) Diss., Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/19255.


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