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Experimental Verification of a Control Algorithm for Nonlinear Systems
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2006 (English)Conference paper (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

When using electrodynamic vibration exciters to excite structures, the actual force applied to the structure under test is the reaction force between the exciter and the structure. The magnitude and phase of the reaction force is dependent upon the characteristics of the structure and exciter. Therefore the quality of the reaction force i.e. the force applied on the structure depends on the relationship between the exciter and structure under test. Looking at the signal from the force transducer when exciting a structure with a sine wave, the signal will appear harmonically distorted within the regions of the resonance frequencies. This phenomenon is easily observed when performing tests on lightly damped structures. The harmonic distortion is a result of nonlinearities produced by the shaker when undergoing large-amplitude vibrations, at resonances. When dealing with non-linear structures, it's of great importance to be able to keep a constant force level as well as a non-distorted sine wave in order to get reliable results within the regions of the resonance frequencies. This paper presents the method and results from an experimental test creating a nondistorted excitation signal with constant force level.

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St. Louis, USA: Society for Experimental Mechanics , 2006.
Keyword [en]
control algorithm, sine excitation, shaker, nonlinear, harmonic distortion
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Applied Mechanics
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-9040Local ID: diva2:836816
Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2007-08-13 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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