BOND GRAPHS, NORMAL MODES AND VEHICULAR STRUCTURES

Bond graph modelling techniques are used to represent the normal mode dynamic behaviour of uniform Bernoulli-Euler beams. The independent beam models are then coupled together to form a distributed system structure of arbitrary complexity. The resulting overall system bond graph is shown to yield the governing state equations in a straightforward manner. Then, through proper ordering of the equations, the normal modes and frequencies of the coupled system are easily obtained. This procedure is demonstrated for a vehicle A-Frame structure. In addition, the bond graph model is modified to include primary and secondary suspension dynamics.(a) /TRRL/

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    Swets and Zeitlinger BV

    3476 Heerweg, Publications Department
    Lisse,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Margolis, D L
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 49-63
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184404
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM