Hysteretic behavior and empirical modeling of a wire-cable vibration isolator

J. M. Ko, Yiqing Ni, Q. L. Tian

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Empirical modelling of dynamic hysteretic behavior of a wire-cable vibration isolator is described. Experimental tests showed that, under steady periodic excitation, the dynamic hysteresis loops of the isolator depend on the vibration level, but are almost independent of vibration frequency. On these grounds, a simple mathematical model representing restoring force versus displacement, with amplitude-dependent parameters, is presented. This model is convenient for steady-state dynamic response analysis of nonlinear hysteretic systems. For identification of hysteresis loops of the isolator under steady harmonic motion, an alternative but direct procedure, based on the FFT and Chebyshev polynomial approach, is also proposed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-127
Number of pages17
JournalThe International journal of analytical and experimental modal analysis
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 1992

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