Accession Number:

ADA409674

Title:

Mid-Frequency Dynamics of Complex Structural Systems: Assessing the State of the Art and Defining Future Research Directions

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jun-30 Nov 2001

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Report Date:

2002-11-26

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

One of the last frontiers of structural dynamics is mid-frequency vibration analysis of complex structures. In the low-frequency range, finite element analysis FEA is well established as the standard method, However, as the frequency of vibration increases, the cost of FEA becomes prohibitive due to the necessary refinement of the finite element mesh to capture the shorter wavelength of vibration. Furthermore, the system response becomes sensitive to small parameter variations at higher frequencies, which means that a statistical analysis should be employed to make confident response predictions. In the high-frequency range, statistical energy analysis SEA is popular. However, SEA provides only averaged response predictions and cannot capture the resonant behavior in the response that becomes evident as frequency decreases. Thus, there exists a mid-frequency range in which there is no established analysis technique analogous to FEA or SEA. The goal of this research is to produce a review paper on mid-frequency vibration analysis that will provide a survey of the relevant literature, identify the key technical challenges, formulate an assessment of the state of the art, and propose directions for future research.

Subject Categories:

  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE