Sub-structuring of mechanical systems based on the path concept
Document typeConference report
PublisherDeutsche Gesellschaft für Akustik e.V. (DEGA)
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Real mechanical systems are usually complex. Their modelling with discretisation techniques involve a large number of degrees of freedom/unknowns. This leads to high computational costs especially at high frequencies. An alternative, the statistical methods, are sometimes limited by strong behavioural requirements. So, sub-structuring can be considered very often as a good alternative. The present research studies the coupling between subsystems from the point of view of transmission path analysis. The interest is focused on the signal transmission rather than the energy distribution. A subsystem identification method is proposed. It is based on the expression of the solution in terms of the powers of the transfer matrix. This is related with the description of high-order paths which are more affected by damping and system properties. Consequently, the identification of subsystems can be more easily done. The method provides a quantification of the degree of coupling between subsystems and of the error caused by the detachment of a system part from the global system in the modelling phase. The output of the presented technique can be a sub-system definition valid for the SEA method or relevant information to be used in the design of measurement procedures.
CitationMagrans, F.X., Poblet-Puig, J., Rodriguez-Ferran, A. Sub-structuring of mechanical systems based on the path concept. A: International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering. "INTER-NOISE 2016 in Hamburg, Germany August 21-24, 2016: 45th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering INTER-NOISE 2016 Hamburg, Germany, August 21-24, 2016". Hamburg: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Akustik e.V. (DEGA), 2016, p. 2485-2494.