Bapat, VA and Srinivasan, P (1970) Step function response of non-linear spring mass systems in the presence of Coulomb damping. In: Journal of Sound and Vibration, 13 (1). pp. 51-65.
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The transient response of non-linear spring mass systems with Coulomb damping, when subjected to a step function is investigated. For a restricted class of non-linear spring characteristics, exact expressions are developed for (i) the first peak of the response curves, and (ii) the time taken to reach it. A simple, yet accurate linearization procedure is developed for obtaining the approximate time required to reach the first peak, when the spring characteristic is a general function of the displacement. The results are presented graphically in non-dimensional form.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering|
|Date Deposited:||28 May 2010 05:49|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 06:07|
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