0
RESEARCH PAPERS

Nonlinear Vibrations of Piecewise-Linear Systems by Incremental Harmonic Balance Method

[+] Author and Article Information
S. L. Lau, W.-S. Zhang

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic, Kowloon, Hong Kong

J. Appl. Mech 59(1), 153-160 (Mar 01, 1992) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2899421 History: Received May 02, 1989; Revised July 27, 1990; Online March 31, 2008

Abstract

The incremental harmonic balance (IHB) method is extended to analyze the periodic vibrations of systems with a general form of piecewise-linear stiffness characteristics. An explicit formulation has been worked out. This development is of significance as many structural and mechanical systems of practical interest possess a piecewise-linear stiffness. Typical examples show that the IHB method is very effective for analyzing this kind of systems under steady-state vibrations.

Copyright © 1992 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.

References

Figures

Tables

Errata

Discussions

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In