Resonance characteristics of connected subsystems: General configurations

T. Igusa*, J. D. Achenbach, K. W. Min

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The theory of connected continuous subsystems developed in the companion paper forms the basic framework in the present paper to study several general and important tuning configurations. The parameters describing the characteristics of the one-mode configurations derived in the companion paper are generalized in the complex configurations studied herein. Additional parameters are also developed which measure the degree of subsystem modal coupling and tuning. These parameters are in terms of the subsystem and main system properties, frequency relationships and support locations and have strong physical interpretations. Closed form expressions are derived for two-mode resonant configurations and reduced eigenvalue problems are developed for configurations with more complicated configurations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)423-437
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Sound and Vibration
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 8 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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