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A dynamic Lagrangian frequency–time method for the vibration of dry-friction-damped systems

Abstract : A new freq uency-time domain procedure, the dynamic Lagrangian mixed frequency–time method (DLFT), is proposed to calculate the non-linear steady state response to periodic excitation of structural systems subject to dry friction damping. In this formulation, the dynamic Lagrangians are defined as the non-linear contact forces obtained from the equations of motion in the frequency domain, with the adjunction of a penalization on the difference between the interface displacements calculate by the non-linear solver in the frequency domain and those calculated in the time domain from the non-linear contact forces, thus accounting for Coulomb friction and non-penetration conditions. The dynamic Lagrangians allow one to solve for the non-linear forces between two points in contact without using artifacts such as springs. The new DLFT method is thus particularly well suited to handling finite element models of structures in frictional contact, as it does not require a special model for the contact interface. Dynamic Lagrangians are also better suited to frequency-domain friction problems than the traditional time-domain method of augmented Lagrangians. Furthermore, a reduction of the non-linear system to relative interface displacements is introduced to decrease the computation time. The DLFT method is validated for a beam in contact with a flexible dry friction element connected to ground, for frictional constraints that feature two-dimensional relative motion. Results are also obtained for a large-scale structural system with a large number of one-dimensional dry-friction dampers. The DLFT method is shown to be accurate and fast, and it does not suffer from convergence problems, at least in the examples studied.
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Samuel Nacivet, Christophe Pierre, Fabrice Thouverez, Louis Jézéquel. A dynamic Lagrangian frequency–time method for the vibration of dry-friction-damped systems. Journal of Sound and Vibration, Elsevier, 2003, 265 (1), pp.201-219. ⟨10.1016/S0022-460X(02)01447-5⟩. ⟨hal-01635272⟩

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