"A practical procedure for the systematic application of Foss's method to the solution of multi-degree-of-freedom damped systems is presented. It is relatively easy to determine the response of classically damped systems to various inputs. For non-classically damped systems the method proposed by K. A. Foss has been employed. This method gives an exact and complete solution for the response of linear multi-mass damped systems subjected to arbitrary inputs. Since the method requires lengthy and complex computations, the use of a digital computer is essential. In order to obtain the complete response of a multi-mass damped system to both sinusoidal and transient inputs, three Fortran IV programs were developed. The structure and use of the programs are described. Advantages and limitations of Foss's method are discussed. A sample problem is solved to demonstrate the application of Foss's method to a non-classically damped multi-mass system"--Abstract, page ii.
Gatley, William S.
Barker, Clark R.
Cunningham, Floyd M.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
vii, 87 pages
© 1969 Bakulesh Balbhadra Patel, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Vibration -- Computer programs
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Link to Catalog Recordhttp://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b1067391~S5
Patel, Bakulesh Balbhadra, "A computerized method for finding the dynamic response of multi-mass systems with damping to arbitrary inputs" (1969). Masters Theses. 6981.