Papers Published

  1. Ferri, A.A. and Dowell, E.H., Frequency domain solutions to multi-degree-of-freedom, dry friction damped systems, J. Sound Vib. (UK), vol. 124 no. 2 (1988), pp. 207 - 24 .
    (last updated on 2007/04/10)

    Dry friction damping has been considered as a means of increasing the passive damping of a variety of systems including large space structures and turbomachinery blades. However, dry friction is highly non-linear, and hence, analytical investigations are difficult to perform. Here, a multi-harmonic, frequency domain solution technique is developed and applied to a multi-degree-of-freedom, dry friction damped system. It is seen that the multi-harmonic method is more accurate than traditional, one-harmonic solution methods. The method also compares favorably with time integration. Finally, comparisons are made with experimental results