Experimental periodic localized motions in coupled beams with active nonlinearities

Melvin E. King, Johannes Aubrecht, Alexander F. Vakakis

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Abstract

Steady-state nonlinear motion confinement is experimentally studied in a system of weakly coupled cantilever beams with active stiffness nonlinearities. Quasi-static swept-sine tests are performed by periodically forcing one of the beams at frequencies close to the first two closely-spaced modes of the coupled system, and experimental nonlinear frequency response curves for certain nonlinearity levels are generated. Of particular interest is the detection of strongly localized steady-state motions, wherein vibrational energy becomes spatially confined mainly to the directly excited beam. Such motions exist in neighborhoods of strongly localized anti-phase nonlinear normal modes (NNMs) which bifurcate from a spatially extended NNMs of the system. Steady-state nonlinear motion confinement is an essentially nonlinear phenomenon with no counterpart in linear theory, and can be implemented in vibration and shock isolation designs of mechanical systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication15th Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise - Vibration of Nonlinear, Random, and Time-Varying Systems
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Pages683-693
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780791817186
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995
EventASME 1995 Design Engineering Technical Conferences, DETC 1995, collocated with the ASME 1995 15th International Computers in Engineering Conference and the ASME 1995 9th Annual Engineering Database Symposium - Boston, United States
Duration: Sep 17 1995Sep 20 1995

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume3A-1995

Conference

ConferenceASME 1995 Design Engineering Technical Conferences, DETC 1995, collocated with the ASME 1995 15th International Computers in Engineering Conference and the ASME 1995 9th Annual Engineering Database Symposium
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period9/17/959/20/95

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modeling and Simulation

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