Modelling, identification and active control of nonlinear vibration in a flexible cantilever beam

Thanh Lan Vu

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    [Truncated] modelling the dynamics of a flexible cantilever beam has attracted the attention of researchers in many areas of engineering applications; including robotic manipulators, satellites, aircraft, etc. Linear theories such as the Rayleigh-Ritz method and Timoshenko and Euler-Bernoulli beam theory, have for several decades been useful tools for predicting the behaviour of beams, based on the assumption of small amplitude vibrations. However, when the beam is subject to a large vibration, many nonlinear phenomena m a y occur, such as change of resonance frequency, energy transfer between higher order modes and lower order modes, modal coupling and frequency modulation. These nonlinear behaviours preclude an adequate mathematical analysis of the beam response based on linear models. This fact has led to many theoretical and experimental investigations into the nonlinear vibration of beams that have been carried out over more recent years. However, to m y knowledge, none of the nonlinear models for flexible beams which have been developed so far, are able to adequately describe the nonlinear behaviour of the beam.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    Publication statusUnpublished - 1998

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