Academic Catalog


Course Code: 5690579
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. ENDER CEROLU
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Introduction to nonlinear systems, phase plane analysis, bifurcations. Averaging and perturbation methods. Forced response in frequency domain. Solution of systems of nonlinear algebraic equations, Newtons method, path following methods for nonlinear equations. Describing functions, Describing Function Method (DFM). Harmonic Balance Method (HBM), multi harmonic HBM. Nonlinear forced response of structures having many degrees of freedom, receptance methods, model summation methods. Modeling dry fiction, one and two dimensional dry fiction models, mixed frequency and time domain methods. Vibrations of systems with dry fiction.