System identification of energy dissipation in a mechanical model undergoing high velocities: An indirect use of perpetual points


Journal Article

© 2018 Elsevier Ltd Energy dissipation is often the most challenging component of system identification in the modeling of dynamical behavior in mechanical systems. Even for a relatively simple single-degree-of-freedom system such as the rigid-arm pendulum, it can be difficult to choose the form of the best damping model, as well as the subsequent challenge of estimating the appropriate parameters, especially for a model that accurately captures the nature of energy dissipation over a wide range of operational conditions. This paper specifically focuses on a mechanical system in which subtle changes can be made to the system with a view to isolating and modeling energy dissipation. The approach described in this paper was developed as a by-product of experimentally investigating perpetual points. It is shown that certain features of high-velocity, spinning motion lends itself to greater fidelity in the data-fitting process and thus added confidence in choosing the most accurate energy dissipation model with the most appropriate parameters.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Brzeski, P; Virgin, LN

Published Date

  • August 1, 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 108 /

Start / End Page

  • 115 - 125

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1096-1216

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0888-3270

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ymssp.2018.02.010

Citation Source

  • Scopus