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A Harmonic-Based Method for Computing the Stability of Periodic Oscillations of Non-Linear Structural Systems

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O. Thomas, A. Lazarus

Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (Cnam), Paris, France

C. Touzé

Unité de Mécanique (UME) - ParisTech, Palaiseau, France

Paper No. DETC2010-28407, pp. 883-892; 10 pages
  • ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 5: 22nd International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology; Special Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 15–18, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division and Computers in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4413-7 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3881-5
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME


In this paper, we present a validation on a practical example of a harmonic-based numerical method to determine the local stability of periodic solutions of dynamical systems. Based on Floquet theory and Fourier series expansion (Hill method), we propose a simple strategy to sort the relevant physical eigenvalues among the expanded numerical spectrum of the linear periodic system governing the perturbed solution. By mixing the Harmonic Balance Method and Asymptotic Numerical Method continuation technique with the developed Hill method, we obtain a purely-frequency based continuation tool able to compute the stability of the continued periodic solutions in a reduced computation time. This procedure is validated by considering an externally forced string and computing the complete bifurcation diagram with the stability of the periodic solutions. The particular coupled regimes are exhibited and found in excellent agreement with results of the literature, allowing a method validation.

Copyright © 2010 by ASME



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