Modeling and Analysis of a Nonlinear Elastomer Impact Model with a Damping Mechanism

Dan Keun SUNG  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E75-A   No.8   pp.1020-1025
Publication Date: 1992/08/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Modeling and Simulation
measured frequency response,  nonlinear elastomer model,  impact,  

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This study is concerned with modeling and analyzing a nonlinear elastomer impact phenomenon when a mass experiences a collision with the contact pad mounted on the underlying linear dynamic structure. The contact pad which consists of the viscoelastic elastomer is modeled here by a nonlinear contact stiffness and nonlinear contact damper. The underlying dynamic structure is measured by a Fourier spectral analyzer and its analytical form is utilized in modeling and analyzing the whole dynamic impact problem. The impact force profiles are predicted and analyzed in terms of pulse duration, time-to-peak force, and peak force. Finally, the damping mechanism and its hysteresis phenomena are also discussed.