Characterizing damping and restitution in compliant impacts via linear viscoelastic models

Eric A. Butcher, Daniel J. Segalman

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Abstract

Strategies for characterizing damping and restitution in compliant impacts while eliminating the force discontinuities associated with the standard Kelvin-Voigt model are examined within the framework of linear viscoelasticity. A modification of the Kelvin-Voigt model as well as higher-order (Maxwell and standard linear) models are studied in an effort to satisfy the expected force-displacement boundary conditions. The restitution coefficients, energy losses per cycle, and equivalent linear damping ratios are then obtained analytically as functions of the dimensionless viscoelastic parameters which may be easily related to and obtained from experimentally measured restitution coefficients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication17th Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Pages3105-3111
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780791880395
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999
EventASME 1999 Design Engineering Technical Conferences, DETC 1999 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Sep 12 1999Sep 16 1999

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume7B-1999

Conference

ConferenceASME 1999 Design Engineering Technical Conferences, DETC 1999
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period9/12/999/16/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modeling and Simulation

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