The localization of the normal modes of weakly coupled vibrating systems is examined with a new exact, analytical method. Both linear and nonlinear systems are considered and the mode localization is examined by means of “balancing diagrams.” This study complements previous studies of the author and co-workers on investigating mode localization in systems with nonlinear stiffness elements.
Issue Section:Technical Briefs
Topics:Nonlinear systems, Stiffness
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