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Experimental investigation and theoretical analysis of a nonlinear energy sink under harmonic forcing

Gourc, Etienne and Michon, Guilhem and Seguy, Sébastien and Berlioz, Alain Experimental investigation and theoretical analysis of a nonlinear energy sink under harmonic forcing. (2011) In: ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, 28-31 August 2011, Washington, USA .

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Abstract

In the present works, we examine experimentally and theo- retically the dynamic behavior of linear oscillator strongly cou- pled to a nonlinear energy sink under external periodic forcing. The nonlinear oscillator has a nonlinear restoring force realized geometrically with two linear springs that extend axially and are free to rotate. Hence, the force-displacement relationship is cu- bic. The linear oscillator is directly excited via an electrody- namic shaker. Experiments realized on the test bench consist of measuring the displacement of the oscillators while increasing and decreasing frequencies around the fundamental resonance of the linear oscillator. Many nonlinear dynamical phenomena are observed on the experimental setup such as jumps, bifurca- tion, and quasiperiodic regimes. The retained nonlinear model is a two degree of freedom system. The behavior of the system is then explained analytically and numerically. The complexifi- cation averaging technique is used to derive a set of modulation equation governing the evolution of the complex amplitude at the frequency of excitation, and a stability analysis is performed.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution: Université de Toulouse > Ecole des Mines d'Albi-Carmaux - EMAC
Université de Toulouse > Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse - INSA
Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE
Université de Toulouse > Université Paul Sabatier-Toulouse III - UPS
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Institut Clément Ader - ICA (Toulouse, France) - Modélisation des Systèmes et Microsystèmes Mécaniques - Comportement dynamique des structures
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Deposited By: Guilhem Michon

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