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An approximate analysis of non-linear non-conservative systems subjected to step function excitation

Sinha, SC and Srinivasan, P (1972) An approximate analysis of non-linear non-conservative systems subjected to step function excitation. In: Journal of Sound and Vibration, 22 (2). pp. 211-219.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0022-460X(72)90536-6

Abstract

This paper deals with the approximate analysis of the step response of non-linear nonconservative systems by the application of ultraspherical polynomials. From the differential equations for amplitude and phase, set up by the method of variation of parameters, the approximate solutions are obtained by a generalized averaging technique based on ultraspherical polynomial expansions. The Krylov-Bogoliubov results are given by a particular set of these polynomials. The method has been applied to study the step response of a cubic spring mass system in presence of viscous, material, quadratic, and mixed types of damping. The approximate results are compared with the digital and analogue computer solutions and a close agreement has been found between the analytical and the exact results.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2010 09:42
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:10
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/29149

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