The Algorithm of Mode Isolation (AMI) extracts modal properties from complex frequency response data. Previous work used classic undamped modes as the analytical framework for the algorithm. The present work extends the algorithm to implement damped modal analysis, in which the eigenvalues and eigenvectors are complex. In order to assess how well this reformulation performs when natural frequencies are close and drive point mobilities are low, a prototypical system consisting of a cantilever beam with attached subsystems is introduced. One of these subsystems is selected to be a tuned vibration absorber for the isolated beam, so the system features a combination of modes whose natural frequencies are close and modes whose drive point mobility is low. The time domain response of this system is evaluated, contaminated with substantial white noise, and then FFT processed in order to obtain synthetic complex frequency response data. The performance of AMI is evaluated by comparing extracted values for natural frequency, modal damping ratio, and complex normal mode vectors to the analytical values. The results reveal that the pair of modes having proximite natural frequencies are accurately identified. Natural frequencies and damping ratios for those modes whose drive mobility is low are identified by processing the ensemble of frequency response functions, but identification of normal mode coefficients for such modes remains problematic.
State Space Implementation of the Algorithm of Mode Isolation
Contributed by the Technical Committee on Vibration and Sound for publication in the JOURNAL OF VIBRATION AND ACOUSTICS. Manuscript received October 2001; revised September 2002. Associate Editor: C. Farrar.
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Drexel, M. V., Ginsberg, J. H., and Zaki, B. R. (April 1, 2003). "State Space Implementation of the Algorithm of Mode Isolation ." ASME. J. Vib. Acoust. April 2003; 125(2): 205–213. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1547463
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