Reference : Nonlinear modal analysis of the SmallSat spacecraft
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Nonlinear modal analysis of the SmallSat spacecraft
Renson, Ludovic mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'aérospatiale et mécanique > Laboratoire de structures et systèmes spatiaux >]
Kerschen, Gaëtan mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'aérospatiale et mécanique > Laboratoire de structures et systèmes spatiaux >]
Newerla, Alfred [European Space Agency (ESTEC) > > > >]
Proceedings of the SEM IMAC XXX Conference
International Modal Analysis Conference (IMAC) XXX
January 2012
Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM)
[en] Nonlinear Dynamics ; Modal Analysis ; Nonlinear Normal Modes ; Space Structure
[en] Non-linear elements are present in practically all spacecraft structures. The assumption of a (quasi-)linear structure is nevertheless adequate for structural analyses and design verification purposes in those cases where these structural non-linearities are relatively weak or not substantially activated by the mechanical environments encountered during the launch or during ground testing. However, when significant non-linear effects in spacecraft structures are no longer negligible then linear modal analysis will not be able to handle non-linear dynamical phenomena in an adequate manner: the development of a non-linear analogue of linear modal analysis becomes an urgent and important issue. The objective
of this paper is to show that nonlinear normal modes (NNMs) represent a useful and practical tool in this context. A
full-scale spacecraft structure is considered and is modeled using the finite element method. Its NNMs are computed using advanced numerical algorithms, and the resulting dynamics is then carefully analyzed. Nonlinear phenomena with no linear counterpart including nonlinear modal interactions are also highlighted.
Fonds pour la formation à la Recherche dans l'Industrie et dans l'Agriculture (Communauté française de Belgique) - FRIA

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