This bibliography lists references to papers, conference proceedings and theses/dissertations dealing with finite element vibration analysis of beams, plates and shells that were published in 1994–1998. It contains 361 citations. Also included, as separated subsections, are vibration analysis of composite materials and vibration analysis of structural elements with cracks/contacts.

This article summarizes the history of accelerometer development and the subsequent evolution of the commercial accelerometer industry. The focus is primarily on piezoelectric and piezoresistive accelerometers, although early resistance-bridge-type accelerometers are also described. The pioneer accelerometer manufacturing companies are identified and a chronology of technology...

Success of remote long-term condition monitoring of large civil structures and developing calibrated analytical models for damage detection, depend significantly on establishing accurate baseline signatures and their sensitivity. Most studies reported in the literature concentrated on the effect of structural damage on modal parameters without emphasis on reliability of modal...

This paper presents theory, physical insight and results for mode orthogonality of piecewise continuous structures, including both coincident and non-coincident natural frequencies. The structures are ones for which exact member equations have been obtained by solving the governing differential equations, e.g. as can be done for members of plane frames or prismatic plate...

If a laser Doppler vibrometer is used in a continuously-scanning mode to measure the response of a vibrating structure, its output spectrum contains side-bands from which the response mode shape, as defined along the scan line, may be obtained. With impact excitation, the response is the summation of a set of exponentially-decaying sinusoids which, in the frequency domain, has...

Projection Moiré Interferometry (PMI) has been used to obtain near instantaneous, quantitative blade deformation measurements of a generic rotorcraft model at several test conditions. These laser-based measurements provide quantitative, whole field, dynamic blade deformation profiles conditionally sampled as a function of rotor azimuth. The instantaneous nature of the...

The technique of a bean bag damper has been effectively applied in many engineering fields to control the vibroimpact of a structural system. In this study, the basic parameters responsible for the design of an effective bean bag: the size of beans, the mass ratio of the bean bag to the structure to which it is attached, the clearance distance and the position of the bag, are...

The superposition method is employed to obtain an accurate analytical type solution for the free vibration frequencies and mode shapes of multi-span bridge decks. Free edge conditions are imposed on the long edges running in the direction of the deck. Inter-span support is of the simple (knife-edge) type. The analysis is valid regardless of the number of spans or their individual...

The active noise control (ANC) is discussed. Many digital ANC systems often based on the filter-x algorithm for finite impulse response (FIR) filter use adaptive filtering techniques. But if the primary noise path is nonlinear, the control system based on adaptive filter technology will be invalid. In this paper, an adaptive active nonlinear noise feedback control approach using...

A computational simulation of axial impact between composite rods is presented in this paper. The smoothed particle hydrodynamic (SPH) method is coded and implemented for this study, in which the property and strength for different materials are included. The SPH formulation for impact between rods as well as its computatinal procedure is also expounded. The present approach is...

In this paper the problem of experimentally testing the mechanical reliability of electronic components for quality control is approached. In general, many tests are performed on electronic devices (personal computers, power supply units, lamps, etc.), according to the relevant international standards (IEC), in order to verify their resistance to shock and vibrations, but these...

This paper describes the application of a Tracking Laser Doppler Vibrometer (TLDV) to the measurement of vibration of some typical automotive component.

Even though there is a growing interest in active vibration isolation systems, passive approaches are still the best choice in many cases because they are inherently the simplest and of lowest cost. Moreover, better comprehension of the dynamics and specially of the damping behavior in passive systems is required for successful implementation of active schemes. In the vast...

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 this paper energy flow models for the transverse vibration of finite orthotropic plates are developed. These models are expressed with time- and locally space-averaged far-field energy density, and show more general forms than the conventional EFA models for isotropic plates. To verify the accuracy of the developed models, numerical analyses are performed for finite...

Mistuning in bladed disks usually increases the forced response of the maximum responding blade leading to shortened component life in turbine engines. This paper investigates mistuning using a transfer function approach where the frequency response functions (FRFs) are described by natural frequencies and antiresonant frequencies. Using this approach, antiresonant frequencies...

In this paper, dynamic loads acting on a twin-tube hydraulic shock absorber are derived out both in wheel and axle planes by modeling mechanically car rear suspensions, and internal and external forces that yield lateral surface damage and wear-out of the piston rod for the absorber are analyzed according to bench and real road test measures. From viewpoint of vehicle system...

The present study deals with a finite element model for coupled bending-bending-torsion vibration analysis of a pretwisted Timoshenko beam with varying aerofoil cross-section. The element derived in this paper has two nodes, with seven degrees of freedom at each node. The nodal variables are transverse displacements, cross-section rotations and the shear angles in two planes and...

A simple and computationally efficient adaptive finite element analysis strategy has been adopted for accurate and reliable evaluation of contact force under transverse impact. Contact of a spherical and cylindrical impactor on FRP composite laminates are considered. Adaptive mesh refinement enables the finite element mesh to be obtained iteratively and automatically for the...

The paper is devoted to the problem of discriminating between operational and natural modes of structures excited by generic inputs. This case often occurs when the system under analysis holds rotating parts and is contemporary excited by ambient noise; in this case the output-only techniques may fail being easily trapped in a misinterpretation of the system eigenvalues. A survey...

This paper assesses classical and advanced theories for free vibrational response of homogeneous and multilayered simply supported plates. Closed form solutions are given for thick and thin geometries. Single layer and multilayered plates made of metallic, composite and piezo-electric materials, are considered. Classical theories based on Kirchhoff and Reissner-Mindlin...

The wave propagation in and the vibration of cylindrical grid structures are analyzed. The grids are composed of a sequence of identical elementary cells repeating along the axial and the circumferential direction to form a two-dimensional periodic structure. Two-dimensional periodic structures are characterized by wave propagation patterns that are strongly frequency dependent...