Non-parametric and parametric identification of a non-linear system is often performed by estimating instantaneous amplitude and frequency using the Hilbert transform. However, the Hilbert transform cannot be used for the accurate analysis of asymmetric signals and the reliable estimation of intra-wave frequency modulation. This paper proposes two alternatives to the Hilbert transform which not only avoid some of its mathematical and numerical issues, but also allow the above mentioned analyses. The first method, based on zero-crossing, allows the backbone and damping curves as well as the elastic and damping force characteristics of an asymmetric free decay to be identified. The application and accuracy of this method are demonstrated on the free decay of the system with off-centre clearance. The second method, based on direct quadrature, estimates intrawave frequency modulation frequency with sufficient resolution for characterization of non-linear systems which have stiffness non-linearities. The use of this method is shown on a system with cubic hardening stiffness.
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2016 - Phoenix, United States|
Duration: 10 Nov 2016 → …
|Conference||ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2016|
|Abbreviated title||IMECE 2016|
|Period||10/11/16 → …|