Artificial neural networks (ANNs) have been used in the solution of a variety of mechanical system design, analysis, and control problems. This paper describes the ANNs that have been most frequently used in mechanical system applications. It also summarizes some of the applications that have been developed for ANNs, and briefly reviews the literature where descriptions of the...

Normal form theory is important for studying the qualitative behavior of nonlinear oscillators. In some cases, higher order normal forms are required to understand the dynamic behavior near an equilibrium or a periodic orbit. However, the computation of high-order normal forms is usually quite complicated. This article provides an explicit formula for the normalization of...

When spatially dense mobility shapes are measured with scanning laser Doppler vibrometers, it is often impractical to use phase-separation modal parameter estimation methods due to the excessive number of highly coupled modes and to the prohibitive computational cost of processing huge amounts of data. To deal with this problem, a data compression method using Chebychev...

A modified Lindstedt–Poincaré method is presented for extending the range of the validity of perturbation expansion to strongly nonlinear oscillations of a system with quadratic and cubic nonlinearities. Different parameter transformations are introduced to deal with equations with different nonlinear characteristics. All examples show that the efficiency and accuracy of the...

In this article the free vibrations of the bottom plate of an otherwise rigid circular cylindrical tank filled with liquid are studied, considering only the bulging modes (when the amplitude of the plate displacement is predominant with respect to that of the free surface). The tank axis is vertical, thus the free liquid surface is orthogonal to the tank axis. The liquid is...

This paper describes a non contacting measurement technique for the transverse vibration of small cables and strings using an analog position sensing detector. On the one hand, the sensor is used to monitor the cable vibrations of a small scale mock-up of a cable structure in order to validate the nonlinear cable dynamics model. On the other hand, the optical sensor is used to...

The branch-switching algorithm in static is applied to steady state dynamic problems. The governing ordinary differential equations are transformed to nonlinear algebraic equations by means of harmonic balance method using multiple frequency components. The frequency components of the (irrational) nonlinearity of oscillator are obtained by Fast Fourier Transform and Toeplitz...

This bibliography lists references to papers, conference proceedings and theses/dissertations dealing with finite element analysis of rotor dynamics problems that were published in 1994–1998. It contains 319 citations. Also included, as separate subsections, are finite element analyses of rotor elements – discs, shafts, spindles, and blades. Topics dealing with fracture mechanics...

Studies on shock response of circular plates subjected to underwater explosion is of interest to ship designers. Non-contact underwater explosion experiments were carried out on air backed circular High Strength Low Alloy (HSLA) steel plates of 4 mm thickness and 290 mm diameter. The experiments were carried out in two phases. In the first phase, strain gauges were fixed at...

This study compares the results of a dispersion test with mathematical modeling. A 10-round group of modified 25-mm XM881 Armor Piercing Fin Stabilized Discarding Sabot projectiles was fired from the M242 chain gun into a designated target. The mathematical modeling results come from BALANS, a product of Arrow Tech Associates. BALANS is a finite-element lumped parameter code that...

To date, the failure potential and prediction between simultaneous multi-axial versus sequentially applied uniaxial vibration stress screen testing has been the subject of great debate. In most applications, current vibration tests are done by sequentially applying uniaxial excitation to the test specimen along three orthogonal axes. The most common standards for testing military...

Stall-induced aeroelastic motion may present severe non-linear behavior. Mathematical models for predicting such phenomena are still not available for practical applications and they are not enough reliable to capture physical effects. Experimental data can provide suitable information to help the understanding of typical non-linear aeroelastic phenomena. Dynamic systems...

Exoatmospheric nuclear effects, such as those that would be encounter by reentry bodies, provide instantaneous (near zero-duration), impulsive loading of structures. Endoatmospheric nuclear effects possess an impulse that is finite in duration, but whose rise time is still instantaneous. The commonality of these loadings is that they initiate waves propagating through structures...

A particle damper consists of a bed of granular materials moving in cavities within a multi degree-of-freedom (MDOF) structure. This paper deals with the damping effects on forced vibrations of a MDOF structure provided with the vertical particle dampers. In the analysis, the particle bed is assumed to be a single mass, and the collisions between the granules and the cavities are...

The present work proposes a non-contact vibration attenuator made up of a permanent magnet mounted on a piezoelectric stack. Two such actuators are made to work simultaneously in a 'twin-actuator

The formulation and solution of the inverse problem of damage identification based on an one-dimensional wave propagation approach are presented in this paper. Time history responses, obtained from pulse-echo synthetic experiments, are used to damage identification. The identification process is built on the minimization of the squared residue between the synthetic experimental...

The viscous damping force in the mixed form as fd(x˙)=c1x˙

Effective diagnostic and monitoring systems are highly needed in the building and infrastructure sector, to provide a comprehensive assessment of the structural health state and improve the maintenance and restoration planning. Vibration-based techniques, and especially ambient vibration testing, have proved to be particularly suitable for both periodic and continuous monitoring...

A novel roll-resistant hydraulically interconnected suspension with dual accumulators on each fluid circuit (DHIS) is proposed and dynamic characteristics of vehicle incorporating DHIS subsystem are studied in this paper. A 10-degrees-of-freedom (DOFs) vehicle model coupled with DHIS subsystem is established and validated. Four physical parameters of DHIS subsystems which are...

The study of the problem of predicting values of Rayleigh’s quotient for a square drumhead provides a basis for assessing the relation between grid size, accuracy of analysis results, and efficiency of data processing in finite element analysis. The analysis data indicate that unacceptable grid sampling can occur even for the fine grids, that strictly monotonic convergence is...

Using the wet modes of a submerged structure as expansion functions, it is shown how the scattered far-field pressures induced by an incident harmonic wave may be modified in a prescribed manner. This is done by applying forces directly to the structural surface, which superposes a radiated pressure field on the scattered one. By appropriate choice of the applied nodal forces...

The NASA structural analysis (NASTRAN∗) program is one of the most extensively used engineering applications software in the world. It contains a wealth of matrix operations and numerical solution techniques, and they were used to construct efficient eigenvalue routines. The purpose of this article is to examine the current eigenvalue routines in NASTRAN and to make efficiency...

This article reviews the engineering theory and technology associated with the use of dicrete Isolators to protect Vibration-sensitive equipment or machinery against sinusoidal or random excitation. Special attention is given to protection against low frequency (<5 Hz) and high-frequency (>100 Hz) excitation. Both passive and active isolators systems are discussed.

An exact and direct modeling technique is proposed for modeling of rotor-bearing systems with arbitrary selected degrees-of-freedom. This technique is based on the combination of the transfer and dynamic stiffness matrices. The technique differs from the usual combination methods in that the global dynamic stiffness matrix for the system or the subsystem is obtained directly by...