Dynamic response simulation for a nonlinear system.

Roberts, David E and Hay, Neil (2005) Dynamic response simulation for a nonlinear system. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 281 (3-5). pp. 783-798. ISSN 1095 8568


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Laboratory simulation testing has for many years contributed significantly to the durability and quality of motor vehicles. Most sophisticated test rigs use an iterative algorithm that generates the input drive files that reproduce service environments under laboratory conditions. Essentially the algorithm solves a nonlinear, multiple channel dynamic system. In this paper, the nonlinear problem is recast as a system of algebraic equations. This mathematical framework allows the application of alternative but well understood solution techniques. Using mathematical simulations, conclusions are drawn concerning the choice of iteration gain in the current algorithm and the better performance of alternative numerical solution procedures.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1095 8568
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vehicle testing; Laboratory simulations; Test rigs; Iterative algorithm; Non-linear problem; Algebraic solution; Numerical solutions; Performance; Comparison;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 500 Science > 510 Mathematics > 512 Algebra
600 Technology > 620 Engineering > 629 Vehicle engineering
Library of Congress Subjects: T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Item ID: 1857
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2008 11:50
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2013 13:10

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