Experimental-Analytical Dynamic Substructuring of Ampair Testbed: A State-Space Approach
Paper in proceedings, 2014
The Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM) Substructuring Focus Group has initiated a research project in experimental dynamic substructuring using the Ampair 600W wind turbine as a testbed. In this paper, experimental as well as analytical models of the blades of said wind turbine are coupled to analytical models of its brackets. The focus is on a state-space based substructuring method designed specifically for experimental-analytical dynamic substructuring. It is shown a) theoretically that the state-space method gives equivalent results to the second order methods under certain conditions, b) that the state-space method numerically produces results equivalent to those of a well-known frequency-based substructuring technique when the same experimental models are used for the two methods and c) that the state-space synthesis procedure can be translated to the general framework given by De Klerk et al.
frequency based substructuring
automatic system identification
component mode synthesis