Papers Published

  1. Dowell, E. H., BEHAVIOR OF A LINEAR, DAMPED MODAL SYSTEM WITH A NON-LINEAR SPRING-MASS-DRY FRICTION DAMPER SYSTEM ATTACHED., Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol. 89 no. 1 (1983), pp. 65 - 84 [0022-460X(83)90911-2] .
    (last updated on 2007/04/10)

    A component mode analysis is carried out based upon the use of constraint conditions and Lagrange multipliers. It is used to generalize the well known results for a single-degree-of-freedom dry friction damper to a multi-mode linear system with a spring-mass-dry friction damper attached. The dry friction damper law (Coulomb damping) is approximated by its first harmonic.

    SPRINGS - Vibrations;VIBRATIONS - Damping;BEAMS AND GIRDERS - Deflection;