Vortex-induced vibrations at lock-in conditions are modeled through generalized van der Pol-Duffing oscillators endowed with frequency-dependent coefficients, taking inspiration from fluid-elastic models. Accordingly, it is found that the limit-cycle amplitude and the non-linear frequency are mutually dependent (feedback effect), differently from the classic oscillator behavior. Consequently, the mechanical non-linearities, which are often believed to be unimportant, do affect the amplitude of motion. Examples concerning an ideal one degree-of-freedom van der Pol-Duffing oscillator and a two degree-of-freedom model, coarsely representative of a tower building, confirm the importance of this approach also from a technical point of view. Thus, non-linear geometric terms and modal interaction (even in non-resonant cases) can lead to non-negligible modifications of purely aeroelastic problems.

On the effect of mechanical non-linearities on vortex-induced lock-in vibrations

Luongo, A.
2017-01-01

Abstract

Vortex-induced vibrations at lock-in conditions are modeled through generalized van der Pol-Duffing oscillators endowed with frequency-dependent coefficients, taking inspiration from fluid-elastic models. Accordingly, it is found that the limit-cycle amplitude and the non-linear frequency are mutually dependent (feedback effect), differently from the classic oscillator behavior. Consequently, the mechanical non-linearities, which are often believed to be unimportant, do affect the amplitude of motion. Examples concerning an ideal one degree-of-freedom van der Pol-Duffing oscillator and a two degree-of-freedom model, coarsely representative of a tower building, confirm the importance of this approach also from a technical point of view. Thus, non-linear geometric terms and modal interaction (even in non-resonant cases) can lead to non-negligible modifications of purely aeroelastic problems.
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