Papers Published

  1. Todd, M.D. and Virgin, L.N., Natural frequency considerations of an impact oscillator, J. Sound Vib. (UK), vol. 194 no. 3 (1996), pp. 452 - 60 [0370] .
    (last updated on 2007/03/23)

    Abstract:
    We present some general analytical calculations for determining how the natural frequency of a linear oscillator with a one-sided displacement constraint varies with the positioning of the constraint. An experimental system consisting of a cart rolling along a parabolic potential surface (track) is used for experimental verification; a movable barrier can be placed at a prescribed location on the track to impose the displacement constraint

    Keywords:
    classical mechanics;impact (mechanical);oscillations;