A high-performance method of vibration analysis for large-scale nonlinear systems (application to flexural vibration of straight-line beam structure with nonlinear supports)

Takahiro Kondou, Kenichiro Matsuzaki, Nobuyuki Sowa, Takumi Sasaki

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A rational method of dimensional reduction is developed in order to analyze accurately a nonlinear vibration generated in a large-scale structure with locally strong nonlinearity. In the proposed method, the state variables of linear nodes are transformed into the modal coordinates by using the real constrained modes that is obtained by fixing the nonlinear nodes, and a small number of modal coordinates that have a significant effect on the computational accuracy of the solution are selected and utilized in the analysis by combining them with the state variables of nonlinear nodes that are expressed in the physical coordinates. The remaining modes that have little effect on the computational accuracy are appropriately approximated and are eliminated from the system. From the reduced model constructed by these procedures, the steady state periodic solution and the stability, the transient solution and the quasi-periodic solution can be computed with a very high degree of computational accuracy and at a high computational speed. The effectiveness of the proposed method is verified by the computational results obtained for a straight-line beam structure with nonlinear supports.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2626-2633
Number of pages8
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2008


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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