TY - GEN

T1 - Nonlinear normal modes in a class of nonlinear continuous systems

AU - King, Melvin E.

AU - Vakakis, Alexander F.

PY - 1993

Y1 - 1993

N2 - A general methodology is developed for computing the nonlinear normal modes of a class of undamped vibratory systems governed by nonlinear partial differential equations of motion. A nonlinear normal mode is defined as free motion during which all points of the system vibrate equiperiodically, reaching their extremum positions at the same instants of time. The analytical methodology is based on a previous work by Shaw and Pierre (1992b), where the displacements and velocities at any point of a structure were expressed as functions of the displacement and velocity of a single reference point. The dynamics of the continuous system were then restricted to invariant manifolds of the phase space. Motivated by the methodology presented by Shaw and Pierre, we express the displacement of an arbitrary point of the structure as a function of the displacement of a single reference point. Assuming undamped oscillations (and thus conservation of energy), a singular partial differential equation for the function relating the displacements is derived, and is subsequently solved using an asymptotic, power series methodology. Applications of the general theory are then given by computing the nonlinear normal modes of a simply supported beam resting on a nonlinear elastic foundation, and of a cantilever beam having geometric nonlinearities. The stability of the detected modes is then investigated by a linearized stability analysis.

AB - A general methodology is developed for computing the nonlinear normal modes of a class of undamped vibratory systems governed by nonlinear partial differential equations of motion. A nonlinear normal mode is defined as free motion during which all points of the system vibrate equiperiodically, reaching their extremum positions at the same instants of time. The analytical methodology is based on a previous work by Shaw and Pierre (1992b), where the displacements and velocities at any point of a structure were expressed as functions of the displacement and velocity of a single reference point. The dynamics of the continuous system were then restricted to invariant manifolds of the phase space. Motivated by the methodology presented by Shaw and Pierre, we express the displacement of an arbitrary point of the structure as a function of the displacement of a single reference point. Assuming undamped oscillations (and thus conservation of energy), a singular partial differential equation for the function relating the displacements is derived, and is subsequently solved using an asymptotic, power series methodology. Applications of the general theory are then given by computing the nonlinear normal modes of a simply supported beam resting on a nonlinear elastic foundation, and of a cantilever beam having geometric nonlinearities. The stability of the detected modes is then investigated by a linearized stability analysis.

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M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:0027806608

SN - 0791811719

T3 - American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Design Engineering Division (Publication) DE

SP - 33

EP - 41

BT - Nonlinear Vibrations

A2 - Shahinpoor, Mo

A2 - Tzou, H.S.

PB - Publ by ASME

T2 - 14th Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise

Y2 - 19 September 1993 through 22 September 1993

ER -