The present paper investigates the dynamics of a real-life spacecraft structure possessing a strongly nonlinear component with multiple mechanical stops. A full-scale finite element model is built for gaining additional insight into the nonlinear dynamics that was observed experimentally in a companion paper [NRK14]. To this end, advanced techniques and theoretical concepts such as numerical continuation and nonlinear normal modes are exploited.
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2014|
|Event||European Conference on Spacecraft Structures, Materials and Environmental Testing (SSMET) - Braunschweig, Germany|
Duration: 1 Apr 2014 → 4 Apr 2014
|Conference||European Conference on Spacecraft Structures, Materials and Environmental Testing (SSMET)|
|Period||1/04/14 → 4/04/14|