Nonlinear modeling of slewing flexible structures: ideal and non ideal approaches
Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC), Centro de Engenharia, Modelagem e Ciências Sociais Aplicadas (CECS)/Aerospace Engineering Santo André, SP – Brazil
The mathematical modelling of rotating nonlinear flexible beam-like wing, driven by a DC motor, with rectangular cross section is investigated here. The structure is mathematically modeled considering linear curvature and clamped-free boundary conditions. The flexible wing has an angle of attack which is considered constant. Nonlinearities resulting from the coupling between the angular velocity of the rotating axis and the transversal vibration of the beam are considered. A drag force and a lift force acting along the beam length are also included in the mathematical model. These forces are velocity dependent nonlinear excitations acting on the bean-like wing.
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