The paper presents experimental research and mathematical modeling of flexural vibrations of a composite hydraulic microhose. The tested object was a Polyflex 2020N-013V30 hydraulic microhose, consisting of a braided aramid layer placed in a thermoplastic matrix. The vibrations were induced with an external electromagnetic exciter in the range from 0 Hz to 100 Hz using the sweep function. Using a laser vibrometer, the exciter’s displacement was measured in the above-mentioned range. Long exposure photographs were taken to identify the form of microhose’s vibrations as well as to measure it’s amplitude. The existence of considerable non-linearity in subsequent natural frequencies was shown. At the same time, mathematical simulations were carried out using the Mathematica software. For the analytical description of the object’s vibrations partial differential equations based on the string equation were used. A part responsible for damping in the material was added to the classical equation of the string. The dependence of the values of the stiffness and damping coefficients a on the excitation frequency made it possible to model nonlinearities manifested by the upward shift of higher natural frequencies and the suppression of the amplitudes of successive modes. Further development of the proposed model will allow for modeling the internal pressure in the hose and its effect on transverse vibrations. It will also allow to design of vibrations of composite microhoses and avoid the coupling of these vibrations with external excitations.

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