This paper discusses the formulation and validation of a low order model to capture the dynamics of a bi-stable composite plate, focusing on the dynamics around its stable states. More specifically, the model aims to capture the complex nonlinear subharmonic behavior observed in the dynamic response of the plate. A system identification approach is used to derive simplified equations of motion for the system. Experimental frequency response diagrams are obtained to characterize the observed dynamics in the identification process. Simulations using the identified model are presented showing excellent agreement with the experimentally observed behavior. A theoretical validation of the model is carried out studying the stability of the modes where subharmonic response was observed. Stability boundaries were computed using averaging techniques showing good agreement with experimental results.
|Translated title of the contribution||Nonlinear dynamics of a bi-stable composite laminate plate with applications to adaptive structures|
|Pages (from-to)||259 - 272|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2009|