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Nonlinear Vibrations of Multi-Degree-of-Freedom Systems

Grant number: 15/19614-4
Support Opportunities:Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
Duration: February 17, 2016 - May 14, 2016
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - Mechanics of Solids
Principal Investigator:Michael John Brennan
Grantee:Michael John Brennan
Visiting researcher: Gianluca Gatti
Visiting researcher institution: University of Calabria, Italy
Host Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia (FEIS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Ilha Solteira. Ilha Solteira , SP, Brazil


The understanding of the nonlinear dynamic behaviour of a structure is becoming more important for several reasons such as the desire to exploit nonlinear effects to good use, for example as vibration isolators, vibration absorbers and energy harvesters. Moreover, improved understanding is required as many modern structures are forced to operate out of their linear regime to increase their performance. The aim of this project is to further advance knowledge in this area by studying a model two-degree-of-freedom nonlinear system with stiffness nonlinearities, which is known to have detached resonance curves. Three activities will be carried out; analytical modelling, virtual experimentation using multibody dynamics software, and experimental work in the laboratory. It is hope that the virtual experimentation approach will bring fresh ideas to the nonlinear dynamics community. The second focus of the work will involve an investigation of efficient modelling methodologies to couple together two nonlinear single-degree-of-freedom systems in which the system characteristics are known, to form a nonlinear two-degree-of-freedom system. (AU)

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GATTI, GIANLUCA; BRENNAN, MICHAEL J.. Inner detached frequency response curves: an experimental study. Journal of Sound and Vibration, v. 396, p. 246-254, . (15/19614-4)

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