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...

A continuous-scan LDV is a convenient means for measuring the response mode shape (ODS) of a vibrating surface, particularly in view of the fact that the ODS is automatically derived as a spatial polynomial series. Second spatial derivatives of the deflection equations are therefore easily derived, and these should, in principle, give curvature equations from which, for a beam or...

This paper presents an experimental study on the dynamic response of an overhung rotor with a propagating transverse crack. The effects of a propagating transverse crack and side load on the dynamic response of an overhung rotor are investigated in order to identify vibration signatures of a propagating crack in rotating shafts. Startup and steady state vibration signatures were...

The application of magneto rheological dampers for controlling the dynamics of a fire out-of-battery recoil system is examined, using a dynamic simulation of a 105mm cannon. Upon providing a brief background on MR dampers and fire out-of-battery dynamics, we will describe the simulation model, along with some of the results obtained from the model. The simulation results show...

The Electrodynamic Vibration Exciter (shakers) has been one of the most employed excitation sources in modal tests. The shaker is an electromechanical device that provides a mechanical motion due to the input signal sent to its coil. Despite being widely used, it is well known that the shaker interacts with the structure under test. In particular, when the structure passes...

This article deals with the identification of elastic parameters (engineering constants) in sandwich honeycomb orthotropic rectangular plates. A non-destructive method is introduced to identify the elastic parameters through the experimental measurements of natural frequencies of a plate undergoing free vibrations. Four elastic constant are identified. The estimation of the...

In the last years new technologies and methodologies have been developed for increasing the reliability of fault diagnosis in mechanical equipment, mainly in rotating machinery. Global vibration indexes as RMS, Kurtosis, etc., are widespread known in industry and in addition, are recommended by international norms. Despite that, these parameters do not allow reaching reliable...

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...

In support of improved personal armour development, depth of penetration tests have been conducted on four different ceramic materials including alumina, modified alumina, silicon carbide and boron carbide. These experiments consisted of impacting ceramic tiles bonded to aluminum cylinders with 0.50 caliber armour piercing projectiles. The results are presented in terms of...

Various control policies, such as skyhook and groundhook control, have often been considered for semi-active vehicle suspensions. Past studies have shown the performance limitations of these policies, as well as others that have been considered for vehicle applications. This study will provide a look into an alternative control technique called "hybrid control", which attempts to...

A product model, in which {x(t)} , is the product of a slowly varying random window, {w(t)}, and a stationary random process, {g(t)}, is defined. A single realization of the process will be defined as x(t). This is slightly different from the usual definition of the product model where the window is typically defined as deterministic. An estimate of the energy (the zero order...

An analysis of the handling and stability of two-wheeled vehicles depends on structural flexibility. This paper deals with laboratory experimentation carried out to identify the vehicle's structural modes of vibration. The tests were carried out in stationary conditions considering several combinations of constraints.

Radiation of sound from a spherical source, vibrating with an arbitrary, axisymmetric, time-harmonic surface velocity, while positioned within an acoustic quarterspace is analyzed in an exact manner. The formulation utilizes the appropriate wave field expansions along with the translational addition theorem for spherical wave functions in combination with the classical method of...

A spherical model for the bubble created by an underwater explosion is enhanced to account, in approximate fashion, for the effect of bubble distortion on translation and dilation. The enhancement consists of introducing artificial drag in the form C|v|P , where ν is translation velocity, and C, P produce an optimum fit to empirical formulas for the second dilation maximum and...

As part of a continuing study on effects of humans on loading and dynamic response of footbridges, a steel frame walkway has been the subject of studies on the effects of multiple pedestrians with respect to loading and response mitigation. Following finite element modeling and experimental modal analysis to identify the low frequency vibration modes likely to be excited by...

The problem on low-velocity impact of an elastic body upon a pre-stressed circular orthotropic plate possessing cylindrical anisotropy is considered. The dynamic behavior of the plate is described by equations taking the rotary inertia and transverse shear deformations into account. Longitudinal compressing forces are uniformly distributed along the plate’s median plane. Contact...

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...

This paper presents a dynamic model of a rotating flexible beam carrying a payload at its tip. The model accounts for the driving shaft and the arm root flexibilities. The finite element method and the Lagrangian dynamics are used in deriving the equations of motion with the small deformation theory assumptions and the Euler-Bernoulli beam theory. The obtained model is a...

This paper proposes a fast Fourier transforms (FFT)-based spectral analysis method for the dynamic analysis of linear discrete dynamic systems which have non-proportional viscous damping and are subjected to non-zero initial conditions. To evaluate the proposed FFT-based spectral analysis method, the forced vibration of a three degree-of-freedom (DOF) system is considered as an...

The method of Modal Strain Energy (MSE) enables predictions of modal loss factors for vibrating systems from finite element analyses without evaluation of a complex-valued frequency response or a complex-valued frequency. While the method is simple, some error results; especially if the dissipative material has the high loss factor characteristic of materials added to increase...

Higher-order nonlinear vibrations of Timoshenko beams with immovable ends are studied. The nonlinear effects of axial deformation, bending curvature and transverse shear strains are considered. The nonlinear governing differential equations are solved using a spline-based differential quadrature method (SDQM), which is constructed based on quartic B-splines. Ratios of the...

The spectral element matrix is derived for a straight and uniform beam element having an arbitrary cross-section. The general higher-order beam theory is used, which accurately accounts for the transverse shear deformation out of the cross-sectional plane and antielastic-type deformation within the cross-sectional plane. Two coupled equations of motion are derived by use of...

Vibration-based structural health monitoring of a vehicle crane was studied. The performance of different features to detect damage was investigated after eliminating the normal operational variations using factor analysis. Using eight accelerometers, ten AR parameters from each record were identified for damage detection. Also transmissibilities between sensors were estimated...