Efficient computation of frequency response for non-proportional damped systems

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Author(s)

  • Baisheng Wu
  • Xuqi Zhao
  • C.W. Lim
  • Huixiang Zhong

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number114636
Journal / PublicationEngineering Structures
Volume266
Online published11 Jul 2022
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2022

Abstract

Frequency response analysis is required in many structural dynamic applications. For large-scale problems, the cost of performing a frequency response analysis within a frequency interval of interest can be computationally very expensive and prohibitive, because the evaluation of the structural response for each excitation frequency requires solving a system with complex coefficients. For such purposes, a new method for the frequency response analysis of a non-proportional damped system in the frequency interval [0,ωmax] is established. We first determine the lower-order modes in the interval [0, ωmax/ψ] and retain the quantity, where ψ is an optional parameter which is greater than zero and less than 1. The default value of ψ is set to 0.5. We then approximate the unknown higher-order mode contributions by using partial sums of the constructed convergent power series of excitation frequency. The number of items in the partial sum is determined adaptively by an iterative algorithm performed at ωmax. The resulting analytical expression for the frequency response is applied to the frequency interval [0,ωmax]. Consequently, the frequency response analysis can be fulfilled simply by changing the excitation frequency in the analytical expression. Although the proposed method is derived based on the state space approach, its implementation is transformed to the original space to reduce the computational effort and storage space. The accuracy and effectiveness of the proposed method are illustrated and validated by two numerical examples.

Research Area(s)

  • Adaptive algorithm, Excitation frequency interval, Frequency response, Iteration, Non-proportional damping

Citation Format(s)

Efficient computation of frequency response for non-proportional damped systems. / Wu, Baisheng; Zhao, Xuqi; Lim, C.W. et al.
In: Engineering Structures, Vol. 266, 114636, 01.09.2022.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review