Papers Published

  1. Slade, K.N. and Virgin, L.N. and Bayly, P.V., Extracting information from interimpact intervals in a mechanical oscillator, Physical Review E. Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics, vol. 56 no. 3-B pt B (1997), pp. 3705 - 3708 [3705] .
    (last updated on 2007/03/23)

    Abstract:
    Results from two nonintrusive data acquisition techniques are compared with results obtained from continuous time series from a potentiometer and results from numerical simulation. Using one-dimensional maps generated from the duration between impacts, it was possible to gain insight into the behavior of the system without using continuous data. The results from the PVDF sensor produced good agreement with numerical simulation at a low data processing cost.

    Keywords:
    Impact testing;Piezoelectric devices;Potentiometers (electric measuring instruments);Computer simulation;Equations of motion;Integration;Sensors;