Real-time dynamic substructuring is a novel experimental technique used to test the dynamic behaviour of complex structures. The technique involves creating a hybrid model of the entire structure by combining an experimental test piece - the substructure - with a set of numerical models. In this paper we describe a multi-actuator substructured system of a coupled three mass-spring-damper system and use this to demonstrate the nature of delay errors which can first lead to a loss of accuracy and then to instability of the substructuring algorithm. Synchronization theory and delay compensation are used to show how the delay errors, present in the transfer systems, can be minimized by online forward prediction. This new algorithm uses a more generic approach than the single step algorithms applied to substructuring thus far, giving considerable advantages in terms of flexibility and accuracy. The basic algorithm is then extended by closing the control loop resulting in an error driven adaptive feedback controller which can operate with no prior knowledge of the plant dynamics. The adaptive algorithm is then used to perform a real substructuring test using experimentally measured forces to deliver a stable substructuring algorithm.
|Translated title of the contribution||An adaptive polynomial based forward prediction algorithm for multi-actuator real-time dynamic substructuring|
|Pages (from-to)||3807 - 2826|
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2005|