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Development Of Vibration And Sensitivity Analysis Capability Using The Theory Of Structural Variations, Ting-Yu Rong Jul 1994

Development Of Vibration And Sensitivity Analysis Capability Using The Theory Of Structural Variations, Ting-Yu Rong

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Theses & Dissertations

In the author's previous work entitled "General Theorems of Topological Variations of Elastic Structures and the Method of Topological Variation," 1985, some interesting properties of skeletal structures have been discovered. These properties have been described as five theorems and synthesized as a theory, called the theory of structural variations (TSV). Based upon this theory, an innovative analysis tool, called the structural variation method (SVM), has been derived for static analysis of skeletal structures (one-dimensional finite element systems).

The objective of this dissertation research is to extend TSV and SVM from one-dimensional finite element systems to multi-dimensional ones and from ...


Unsteady Flow Simulations About Moving Boundary Configurations Using Dynamic Domain Decomposition Techniques, Guan-Wei Yen Apr 1994

Unsteady Flow Simulations About Moving Boundary Configurations Using Dynamic Domain Decomposition Techniques, Guan-Wei Yen

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Theses & Dissertations

A computational method is developed to solve the coupled governing equations of an unsteady flowfield and those of rigid-body dynamics in six degrees-of-freedom (6-DOF). This method is capable of simulating the unsteady flowfields around multiple component configurations with at least one of the components in relative motion with respect to the others. Two of the important phenomena that such analyses can help us to understand are the unsteady aerodynamic interference and the boundary-induced component of such a flowfield. By hybridizing two dynamic domain decomposition techniques, the grid generation task is simplified, the computer memory requirement is reduced, and the governing ...


Numerical Simulation Of The Nonlinear Response Of Composite Plates Under Combined Thermal And Acoustic Loading, Jayashree Moorthy Jan 1994

Numerical Simulation Of The Nonlinear Response Of Composite Plates Under Combined Thermal And Acoustic Loading, Jayashree Moorthy

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Theses & Dissertations

A time-domain study of the random response of a laminated plate subjected to combined acoustic and thermal loads is carried out. The features of this problem also include given uniform static inplane forces. The formulation takes into consideration a possible initial imperfection in the flatness of the plate. High decibel sound pressure levels along with high thermal gradients across thickness drive the plate response into nonlinear regimes. This calls for the analysis to use von Karman large deflection strain-displacement relationships. A finite element model that combines the von Karman strains with the first-order shear deformation plate theory is developed. The ...


Vibration Control With Piezoelectric Actuation Applied To Nonlinear Panel Flutter Suppression, Zhihong Lai Jan 1994

Vibration Control With Piezoelectric Actuation Applied To Nonlinear Panel Flutter Suppression, Zhihong Lai

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Theses & Dissertations

Panel flutter is a large-deflection limit-cycle motion excited by the airflow, which is only on one side of a panel. The objective of this research is to analytically study the panel flutter limit-cycle suppression using nonlinear vibration control techniques with piezoelectric actuation. It is well known that piezoelectric materials are characterized by their ability to produce an electrical charge when subjected to a mechanical strain. The converse piezoelectric effect can be utilized to actuate a panel by applying an electrical field. Piezoelectric actuators are driven by feedback controllers, and control the panel dynamics. For a simply supported panel with piezoelectric ...