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Stability and Limit Cycle Oscillation Amplitude Prediction for Multi-DOF Aeroelastic Systems with Piecewise Linear Non-Linearities
English
Dimitriadis, Grigorios mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département d'aérospatiale et mécanique > Interactions Fluide-Structure - Aérodynamique expérimentale >]
Vio, Gareth Arthur [University of Manchester > School of Engineering > > >]
Cooper, Jonathan Edward [University of Manchester > School of Engineering > > >]
Sep-2004
Proceedings of the 2004 International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
2101-2114
No
No
International
90-73802-82-2
Heverlee
Belgium
2004 International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering
du 20 septembre 2004 au 22 septembre 2004
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Leuven
Belgium
[en] Nonlinear Aeroelastic Systems ; Limit Cycle Oscillations ; Piecewise linear nonlinearities
[en] Discontinuous non-linearities such as freeplay and bilinear stiffness are often encountered in aeroelastic
systems, sometimes as a result of wear and tear. It is important to predict the effect of such non-linearities
on the dynamic behaviour of a system, so that adequate safety guidelines can be drafted. As a consequence,
the prediction of the bifurcation behaviour of a system featuring a discontinuous nonlinearity is crucial.
Additionally, the post-bifurcation behaviour of the system is also of interest since it may consist of relatively
harmless Limit Cycle Oscillations (LCO) of low amplitude or of unexpected catastrophic high amplitude
LCOs. In this paper the bifurcation and post-bifurcation behaviour of a simulated Multi-DOF aeroelastic
system with bilinear and freeplay nonlinearities are investigated using the Harmonic Balance method and a
novel method for the prediction of the bifurcation conditions and LCO amplitudes. The method is based on
the fact that the nonlinearities investigated are piecewise linear. The ratios of the real parts of the system
eigenvalues in the various ranges of the bilinear spring are used in order to infer LCO amplitude information.
By means of a demonstration on a simulated aeroelastic system with piece-wise linear stiffness, it is shown
that the proposed approach is successful in yielding the full bifurcation and post-bifurcation behaviour of
the system. Comparison of the amplitude predictions obtained from the Harmonic Balance technique and
the Piecewise Linearisation proposed approach show that the latter are more consistent and closer to the true
amplitudes throughout the airspeed range. The bifurcation analysis is extended to the special case where the
inner stiffness of the bilinear spring is equal to zero, i.e. freeplay stiffness. It is shown that the Piecewise
Linear analysis fails to capture the bifurcation behaviour for this case, while the Harmonic Balance method
still produces some accurate predictions.
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