Vibrational amplitude frequency characteristics analysis of a controlled nonlinear meso-scale beam

Zuguang Ying, Yiqing Ni

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Vibration response and amplitude frequency characteristics of a controlled nonlinear meso-scale beam under periodic loading are studied. A method including a general analytical expression for harmonic balance solution to periodic vibration and an updated cycle iteration algorithm for amplitude frequency relation of periodic response is developed. A vibration equation with the general expression of nonlinear terms for periodic response is derived and a general analytical expression for harmonic balance solution is obtained. An updated cycle iteration procedure is proposed to obtain amplitude frequency relation. Periodic vibration response with various frequencies can be calculated uniformly using the method. The method can take into account the effect of higher harmonic components on vibration response, and it is applicable to various periodic vibration anal-yses including principal resonance, super-harmonic resonance, and multiple stationary responses. Numerical results demonstrate that the developed method has good convergence and accuracy. The response amplitude should be determined by the periodic solution with multiple harmonic terms instead of only the first harmonic term. The damping effect on response illustrates that vibration responses of the nonlinear meso beam can be reduced by feedback control with certain damping gain. The amplitude frequency characteristics including anti-resonance and resonant response var-iation have potential application to the vibration control design of nonlinear meso-scale structure systems.

Original languageEnglish
Article number180
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2021


  • Amplitude frequency characteristics
  • Damping effect
  • Harmonic balance solution
  • Meso-scale beam
  • Nonlinear vibration
  • Updated cycle iteration algorithm
  • Vibration control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Control and Optimization

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