Numerical round robin for prediction of dissipation in lap joints

L. Salles, C. Swacek, R. M. Lacayo, P. Reuss, M. R.W. Brake, C. W. Schwingshackl

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Joints, interfaces, and frictional contact between two substructures can be modelled as discrete nonlinearities that connect the substructures. Over the past decade, a number of phenomenologically different approaches to modelling and simulating the dynamics of a jointed structure have been proposed. This research focuses on assessing multiple modelling techniques to predict the nonlinear dynamic behaviour of a bolted lab joint, including frequency based sub-structuring methods, harmonic balance methods, discontinuous basis function methods, and high fidelity FEA approaches. The regimes in which each method is best suited are identified, and recommendations are made for how to select a modelling method and for advancing numerical modelling of discrete nonlinearities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDynamic Behavior of Materials
EditorsGaëtan Kerschen
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783319152202
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event33rd IMAC, Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics, 2015 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 2 Feb 20155 Feb 2015

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series
ISSN (Print)2191-5644
ISSN (Electronic)2191-5652


Conference33rd IMAC, Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics, 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Bolted joints
  • Lap joints
  • Nonlinear damping
  • Nonlinear vibration
  • Numerical modelling


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