The Nonlinear Behavior of a Rammer Soil Compactor Machine

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Göran Broman, Anders Jönsson
Title: The Nonlinear Behavior of a Rammer Soil Compactor Machine
Conference name: ASCE 14:th Engineering Mechanics Conference 2000
Year: 2000
Publisher: ASCE/University of Texas
City: Austin
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: Dept. of Mechanical Engineering (Institutionen för maskinteknik)
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 780 00
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Language: English
Abstract: A theoretical model of a rammer compactor machine is described and its dynamic behaviour is analysed. The differential equations of the model are solved numerically by using standard software. Simulation results are presented as time series, phase plane diagrams, mappings and bifurcation diagrams. The results show that the system is highly nonlinear and indicates that harmonic, subharmonic and chaotic behaviour is present for the parameter variations used. This parameter sensitivity emphasizes the need for this kind of simulations in the product development process.
Subject: Mechanical Engineering\Structural Dynamics
Mechanical Engineering\Structural Mechanics
Mechanical Engineering\General
Keywords: Soil Compaction Machine, Nonlinear, Dynamic Behaviour, Chaotic.