Inverse substructuring method has been recently proposed and applied for inverse analysis of the dynamical response of product transport system. The component-level frequency response functions (FRFs) and the coupling dynamic stiffness for facilitating the cushioning packaging design are all predicted from only the system-level FRFs. However, the system-level FRFs from coupling degree of freedoms may not be measured accurately because of the difficulties of vibration excitation and response measurement for the coupled interface between packaged product and vehicle within the limited accessible space. The aim of this paper is to develop a new FRF-based indirect inverse substructuring method for the analysis of the dynamic characteristics of a three-substructure coupled product transport system without measuring system-level FRFs at the coupling degree of freedoms. By enforcing the dynamic equilibrium conditions at the coupling coordinates and the displacement compatibility conditions, a closed-form analytical solution to inverse sub-structuring analysis ofmulti-substructure coupled product transport system is derived based on the relationship of easy-to-monitor component-level FRFs and the system-level FRFs at the coupling coordinates.. The proposed method is validated by a lumped mass-spring-damper model, and the predicted coupling dynamic stiffness is compared with the direct computation, showing exact agreement. Then, the FRF tests of a physical prototype of multi-substructure coupled product transport system are performed to further check the accuracy of the suggested method. The method developed offers an approach to predict the unknown coupling dynamic stiffness from measured FRFs purely. The proposed method may help to obtain the main controlling factors and contributions from the various structure-borne paths for product transport system.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanical Engineering
- Frequency response function
- Indirect inverse substructuring theory
- Multi-component coupled product transport system