Accession Number:

AD0606332

Title:

EFFECTS OF SUPPORT CONDITIONS AND SHAKER ARRANGEMENTS IN BEAM VIBRATION TESTING,

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TRW SPACE TECHNOLOGY LABS LOS ANGELES CALIF

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Report Date:

1958-12-16

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

The motion of a uniform beam is studied directly and with the aid of an analog computer, in order to determine the effects of support damping in terms of an approximate per cent of critical damping in each mode. The computer is used to determine the range of support damping for which velocity coupling can be neglected in calculating the damping in the constrained modes. Curves are also presented giving the relative amplitudes of the first few constrained modes and the first few free-free modes plotted as a function of shaker position for three soft-mounted conditions. Similar curves are given for an actual missile. Recommendations are made concerning procedures to be used when ground-testing a missile for the damping in each of its free-free modes. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE